Monday, March 15, 2010


We paid $2 for a coupon ($25 certificate), and stopped by this restaurant on a Saturday night. Even though it was rainy, this restaurant was packed. We actually waited 15mins or so before getting seated. Aside from the crowd, the volume of this space was increased by a singer on a karaoke machine. We definitely needed to raise our voice to converse.

Here's what we ordered:

Grilled Calamari $12.95 (appetizer)
Served over flash fried spinach and topped with plum tomato relish

Although it's $12.95, the portion is generous. Calamari was cooked nicely, but I'm not a fan of the flash fried spinach -- I think this dish would've worked better if it were sauteed or steamed.

Shrimp Vincitori over Angel Hair Pasta $17.95
Gulf shrimp sautéed with garlic, green scallions, plum tomatoes, ground red pepper, finished with white wine, cream and Romano cheese

This was recommended as a "signature/popular" dish by our waitress. Again, it was tasty but heavy.

I've been craving italian-style pizza for a while.. the kind that's thin, flatbread-like, with fresh ingredients. So when my husband suggested ordering a 12' prosciutto & spinach, I said "ok".

12" $14.95
Toppings (each) - prosciutto & spinach
12" $1.35

Pizza turned out to be thin-crust made at mediocre pizzeria. It was overly salty, and we could barely taste the spinach. The only positive point was the flavorful, decent amount of tomato sauce.

Generally, the food was a bit on the heavier - creamier & buttery- side. Tasty, but nothing spectacular.

14 North Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559-1602
(630) 663-9467

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