Our dining companions ordered:
- Eggplant Parmigiana (eggplant, fresh mozzarella, marinara, parmigiano)
- Chicken Parmigiano (breaded and pan fried with fresh mozzarella, marinara, parmigiano)
- Porchetta (roman style slow roasted pork, potatoes, rapini)
- Daily Special: King Salmon over risotto
Dessert: Delizia al Limone (sponge cake filled with fresh lemon pastry cream, limoncello and
whipped cream). It had a very light lemon flavor and was tasty though I had expected more lemon cream. We were the only ones to order dessert.
I like Molinaro but somehow I don't love it. I'm not sure why. I know that last time, we thought it was a bit expensive for what we had. This time, we spent less, but we also ordered a bit less. The servers now dress a bit more casually but are still friendly and attentive. The one thing that was an issue for me was that plates were cleared as a person finished, not cleared all at once after the last person finished. Since I am always the last to finish, this is a pet peeve of mine at restaurants because it makes me feel really self conscious and also because I was taught to not clear plates until everyone is done eating. I did a search and apparently, this is becoming more of a trend/accepted practice, but I'm old enough and traditional enough to not be on board with clearing plates before everyone is finished. Just like you shouldn't start eating until everyone has their food.
We will be back. I'd still like to go when the weather is warm and we can sit outside.