September 28, 2015

Dinner at Ristorante Fieni's

I'd have to thank my best friend and her boyfriend for mentioning this gem to us in the first place. 

Hi Lauren and Curt!

I believe it's been a year since my husband and I have been going to this lovely Italian restaurant.  I'm honest when I say that the exterior of the restaurant could use a little face lift, but I also think that's what makes this place so special.  It's deceiving from the outside.  It's a smaller setting, but there are quite a few tables and hidden back rooms that I swear I don't even notice until we go again.  It's BYOB here, which, who doesn't love places like that?  The tables are dressed with a distinct look of older Italian; for example, white table cloths and burgundy napkins. 

There's a basked filled with fresh white bread as soon as you sit down, with butter packets and an olive oil and fresh garlic dip.  I'm not the biggest fan of butter packets at nice restaurants, but again, I think this place likes to keep things traditional and unique.  It's charming in a way. The staff is welcoming and you immediately feel like you're part of the family.  My husband is kind of obsessed with this place and whenever we do a date night, Ristorante Fieni's is usually the first place he mentions.  I think we've been there maybe a dozen times at this point.  I typically have gotten something different with each visit and my husband sticks with what he knows; but he's tried at least three different dishes there so far.  Most of their food is so delicious that it can be hard to choose what to eat.

We have tried the following dishes:

-Tortellini Bolognese
-Lobster Ravioli
-Chicken Parm
-Eggplant Parm
-Fettuchini Alfredo
-Seafood Risotto (shrimp, crab, scallops, amazing)
*Each entree comes with their soup of the day or a garden or Caesar salad. The salads are prepared wonderfully.  They'll ask if you'd care for fresh cracked black pepper.  You should always reply with a YES.

-garlic mashed potatoes
-broccoli rabe
-string beans
-potato gnocchi


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