A lot of restaurants litter nearby downtown of our area, and its surrounding areas. And there are those that off the main streets that we never really see. I have had a couple of really bad food that I am not feeling quite adventurous eating out nowadays. I also feel picky with my food. But Linda invited me out to dinner one time. She has been talking about this restaurant for a while and so she was really excited to have me try it.
This was an Italian restaurant, and the place, though the parking lot is full, looked unassuming from the outside. But once inside, it was full and noisy and a happy place to have dinner with an SO or with friends. They offer regular promotions such as half off on wine, half off on take-home, etc. So you may want to check their schedules for that.
We ordered an appetizer of bacon wrapped dates, a main of pasta with artichokes and oven baked tomatoes, as well as a cake for dessert. We chatted for most of the wait, though I think it did take some time.
The dates were few, but very scrumptious. The order had about 5 pieces, with each piece going for about a bite and a half. They sweet and salty and yummy. The main soon followed and it was a huge plate. I was expecting the pasta to be less watery, but it seemed to be like a wet pasta dish. Still, even with the bit of sloppiness in the dish, the pasta was great. It was slightly sour from the tomatoes and artichokes, and a zing from maybe some chili flakes. Also, they didn’t scrimp on the veggies in the dish, which I love.
The dessert too was good, but not that memorable for me. It was a good sweet way to end dessert, but still, the appetizer and main stood out for me.
814 North Blvd, Oak Park, IL 60301