Last night, Steph and I had a nice quiet dinner at Lisa and Bob’s Citta di Militello. This is a fairly new restaurant that was opened by Bobby Militello and his lovely wife, Lisa along with chef Anthony Sole. This is our third visit. The first two times were with running friends of ours, most recently last week.
We were never the type of people to frequent the same place often but Lisa and Bob’s Citta di Militello has that special flair. The dinners remind me of the old days when good homemade Italian food was a staple at local restaurants, from Lombardi’s in Albany NY to Albanese’s in Scarsdale NY. Everything is prepared the same day and when we called for reservations in the morning, they were still putting together the list for the specials that night.
We started off with an appetizer called Michael’s Platter. That is a meal in itself and consists of all of the appetizers on the menu. Then I had the Pork Scallopini and Steph had the Swordfish with swiss chard (I forgot the Italian name of this dish). Both dishes were phenomenally done. The pork was tender and of a quite a very large portions. The swordfish was very moist and full of flavor. All this was washed down with a good glass of house wine and Peroni beer. And everything is very reasonably priced. Service is excellent; the wait staff makes sure you are comfortable. Lisa made the rounds last night making sure everyone had a good meal and those who were waiting, she made sure they had a glass of wine. And, Bobby was somewhere in Texas playing a jig with Dave Brubeck.
I highly recommend Lisa and Bob’s Citta di Militello and we already made reservations for Steph and Mike’s birthday dinner, in two weeks. And we are also planning future dates with friends.