Archive for February, 2015

In SF with friends from Chicago and met up other friends in town from Rhode Island and New Orleans. Arrived at Trattoria Contadina for dinner. Got led upstairs to a cute little back dining room. Started our evening with a antipasti plate and a roasted red pepper dish with asiago. Sourdough bread and olive oil, Assorted drinks for the table. Great conversation and ordered dinner. Salads arrived. Wine was ordered.
Dinner arrived with. Veal piccatta, cheese ravioli with tomato cream, risotto, Pavarotti , vongole.

The 8 of us had a great evening of friendship and catching up on old times. Restaurant was full, and watching all other patrons , everyone had a good time
for dessert we had tiramisu, mocha fango(Oreo cookie crust with mocha almond chip gelato filling), limoncello, after dinner coffee’s The staff took very good care of us and our water glasses never got empty.
Restaurant is small, quaint and the one single bathroom gives it appeal. !!!!!!
4.5 stars……

If in town, we highly recommend this restaurant
Reservations recommended
Www.trattoriacontidina.com

RistoranteAllegria.com -Napa, CA. 707-254-8006

The girls, on their girls weekend in Napa, needed a place to eat Saturday night…..no reservations though. We took an Uber to Downtown Napa and after one block we found delicious aromas coming from Ristorante Allegria. It was going to be a 2 hour wait for a table, which indicates a good restaurant, so we put our name in and sat at the bar. We brought a bottle of Twomey 2010 Merlot had our bartender, who was very accommodating, open it for us. We enjoyed our wine and ordered Calamari Fritti while we waited. After only an hour wait they seated us and our waitress Terri greeted us with excitement–she was reminded of her favourite girls weekend. Another bottle of Merlot –Coppola 2012 was ordered. J had Wild Mushroom Ravioll (it had no i, a misspell on the menu which made us laugh), she said it was superb –R kept sneaking some, which she liked better than her Gnocchi Al Pesto with a sauce that was a bit too heavy. M had the Linguine Frutti Di Mare. — a nice amount of fish, the sauce had a nice kick and she cleaned her plate! I had the Pappardelle Allo Zafferano which was amazing! A single serving of Vanilla Bean Gelato and four spoons for dessert…..a nice finish! We all agree it was 4 stars and would be recommended!!!!