Thursday, February 25, 2010

Gia's

Last night Mike and I decided to try Gia's now that they have remodeled and finally reopened the restaurant. They have done a lot of work on the restaurant and the 2 front rooms that have windows facing main street have beein completely revamped into really beautiful and cozy lounges. The south dining room is really beautiful and open (perfect for banquest and large company parties), while the north dining room still has the original cozy booths.

I was prepared to give them a lot of slack on food because whenever a restaurant opens or re-opens there are growing pains and a big adjustment period while they get their menu down pat. That being said we were both pleasantly suprised. The staff was very friendly and knew the menu inside and out. The menu isn't huge but it has a wide selection of entrees that includes pasta, chicken, veal (yeah, yeah its baby cow, cry me a river...it is delicious), and seafood.

Mike ordered the spinach cheese ravioli and chose the garlic sauce to go with them. I had the veal scallopini. The raviolis were really great, the creamy nutty cheese blended perfectly with the spinach and the garlic sauce, the pasta was very tender and smooth. The veal scallopini was perfectly cooked and came out hot and delicious with a generous side of spaghetti and marinara sauce.

My favorite part of the meal was the fresh italian bread that was brought out with our soup. It was hot with a beautifully crunchy crust and soft fluffy center, went perfect with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar available on all the tables. Each entree comes with soup AND salad AND all the bread you can eat and a lemon sorbet palette cleanser before your entree arrives, I am very glad we didn't order a starter because we were stuffed!

The dessert tray had espresso chocolate chip ice cream, spumoni, tiramisu, italian lemon cream cake, cheesecake with choice of blueberry or raspberry sauce, chocolate carmel lava cake, and a couple other choices that I can't remember off the top of my head. They all looked yummy, so save room for dessert.

Gia's is a logan landmark, go ahead and give them a try. We are wanting to go back and test out their breakfast offerings next weekend.

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