I used to really love La Florentina, and it was one of my favorite restaurants in the area, but since having developed a much more sophisticated taste for food, I enjoy this restaurant less. My favorite part is still the bread that comes fresh out of the oven, pipping hot with fresh herbs on top (is it free though?). The pizza here is good, but not as exceptional as I used to believe. The pasta dishes are only slightly better than Olive Garden, and therefore, I find them to be overpriced. Still, it’s known for its pizza, so you should only order pizza. The Shrimp Florentina (shrimp, fresh tomatoes, fresh spinach, homemade mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, onions, red peppers, and black olives) is one of my favorites. The latest time that I went I had the Carbonara with fettuccine (peas and prosciuttto in a creamy sauce). I’ve had this dish before at Cafe Tamayo where it is gourmet, and outstanding. This did not compare. The prosciutto I am pretty sure was actually ham. I probably wouldn’t order it again since I think it cost more than it was worth (not too difficult to make a cream sauce and cook store bought noodles), but then again, I should have known better than to order that. If you go here, definitely stick to pizza, which is great.
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October 21, 2011 by Nina
Category Italian Cuisine/Pasta, Kingston, NY, Pizza | Tags: and black olives),Carbonara with fettuccine (peas and prosciuttto in a creamy sauce),cheddar cheese,fresh spinach,fresh tomatoes,homemade mozzarella cheese,kingston,La Florentina,ny,Onions,pizza,pizza in kingston,red peppers,Shrimp Florentina (shrimp | 2 Comments
September 6, 2011 by Nina
I surprised Julian for his birthday this weekend, and planned a couple of restaurants along route, but the GPS ended up taking us through Vermont (a different route than Google Maps was taking us), so we ended up in Franklin, New Hampshire without any idea of where to eat. The woman at the Bed and Breakfast that we were staying at had said there is an Italian restaurant or an Asian restaurant in town. This didn’t sound promising, and the town didn’t look any better.
I found this to be an exceptionally unattractive Asian restaurant, in a pretty run-down town, so we were incredibly surprised at how good the food was! We ordered the Triangles (Deep Fried Egg Roll Skin Stuffed with Curried Potato and Asian Herbs, Served with Sweet and Sour Sauce), Golden Bags (Diced Potatoes, Onions, and Green Peas Wrapped in Wonton Skins and Fried until Golden Brown, Served with Sweet and Chili Sauce), Tom Kah (Coconut Soup), and Crispy Pad Thai (spicy). I expected the triangles to be the packaged samosas that they typically serve in Indian restaurants, but they were wonderfully flavorful! Their savory spices complimented the Golden Bags’ crispy fried sweet goodness well. I highly recommend both of these appetizers. The soup had freshly chopped cherry tomatoes in it (I would have never guessed tomatoes would taste good in coconut milk), demonstrating how this restaurant continued to surprise up with how fresh the food seemed to be! Also, they give you a fresh-cut pineapple for dessert! This experience can be summed up as very unexpectedly excellent!
Category NH | Tags: and Green Peas Wrapped in Wonton Skins and Fried until Golden Brown,asian restaurant in franklin,Crispy Pad Thai,Franklin,Golden Bags (Diced Potatoes,great asian restaurant,nh,Onions,Served with Sweet and Chili Sauce),Served with Sweet and Sour Sauce),Tom Kah (Coconut Soup),Triangles (Deep Fried Egg Roll Skin Stuffed with Curried Potato and Asian Herbs,unexpectedly good asian food | 2 Comments