anemone_logo_largeOh, this is good. We went there on Friday, May 6, having heard good things about them, and wanting to see what they were all about.

And they were about a ton of food, all of high quality, and a great time. This has been one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever been to. Period.

So, the menu is mostly Italian, with obvious Greek influences. I had the Chicken Parmesan, Tammy the Chicken Oreganato (a grilled chicken breast in a lemon & olive oil marinade served with rice pilaf, pita & Tzatziki). The Chicken for both was a thin, but large piece of chicken, cooked perfectly. The chicken Parmesan was absent the usual mountain of spaghetti, offering instead two smallish scoops of orzo. This was ideal, since we had made the error of ordering the special appetizer, a plate with arugula, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, tomato and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. This was a mistake, since it could have been a dinner. The mozzarella was at that level of freshness where it is the consistency of a good dough rather than a firm cheese.

The evening was capped with music, and some engaging interaction from staff members, the chef, and the patrons. Very good overall.

I have to say, that if you live in the south ‘burbs, and have not been, you totally have to go. This is better, by light years, than national chains like Olive Garden, local favorites like Papa Joe’s, and really every other Italian place I have ever been. Go, eat, drink, and enjoy!

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