260 E Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood, PA | Directions 1909640.004225 -75.283671
Good American-Italian food. – I've been here about three times so far and it has been consistently good. I have never had to wait for a table and the food is flavorful. Certainly something to try!
Chain Food – I have to say I was dissappointed. We went on a Sunday evening and we were seated right away which was great. The waiter was nice and attentive. We were given bread and garlic and oil. Honestly I didnt like the bread I expected hard Italian bread. Anyway we all had some kind of chicken dish which would have been delicious however the chicken was of very poor quality. It almost tasted fake.We also felt like the marinara was of v ery poor quality. Tasted like something out of a jar. It turned us off completely. I couldnt even eat it. Well I was still hungry so I ordered a cannoli. The cannoli came and it was only filled on the ends the whole inside was hollow. This place reminded me of a chain, which I know it is and it was obvious by the taste of the main meal.
gimmicky – Constantly interrupted by servers plying us with gimmicks, while we were attempting to eat. Not a place for a quiet meal.
1940s Ambiance and Class – This New England transplant intends to reflect the flair of East Coast Italian dining of the 1940s. This is their southernmost location and the only one in PA. I must admit I had envisioned another Olive Garden or Spaghetti Warehouse cranking out the food, and while this location must have 50 tables like a slightly smaller version of the latter eatery, the pace here is reserved enough and enthusiasm is under check. Think of it as perhaps the best atmosphere a chain restaurant might be able to provide. Along with two large dining areas there is a large and rather beautiful bar with grand mirrors, and plenty of deeply stained faux mahogany wood throughout. It was an uncrowded evening the night I visited, and service may suffer on evenings when this large room is filled, but this would be supposition. As far as the menu goes it is indeed comfort food, nothing too creative, which of course is a mild disappointment for those who enjoy dining out on a regular basis. We skipped the few choices on the appetizer list and each had a "half salad", which was ample enough to call something more. My caesar was one of the best I have had, certainly more than dressing and cheese. Even the croutons had a pleasant airyness to them in place of the hard or overtoasted nuggets one often gets. My company had the penne melanzane, which was certainly an ample portion. I chose the veal marsala with large chunks of mushroom, and this must be one of the best entrees on their menu. Quite delicious, though the accompanying plate of roasted vegetables didn't make the best compliment. For desert the tiramisu and a cannoli - the latter being very fresh and light unlike some with creams that are dense to keep well on shelves, while the tiramisu was a bit overwhelmed by rum (enough to smell with every bite) and less so by chocolate. Pleasant service overall and well worth trying once to see how their version of "authentic" fits on you.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – Family-style Italian comfort food, including homemade lasagna, pasta and chicken. Prix-fixe menu available as well as take-out, catering and private parties.
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