Italianissimo

(Tales from the Eastside….)

Some friends and I went to Italianissimo in Woodinville, which is currently my favorite Italian restaurant around here. A lot of Italian restaurants are… well, you don’t really need to look at a menu, do you? It’s all the same food, with the ingredients rearranged: sometimes flat, sometimes lumpy, sometimes pounded. That’s not the case at Italianissimo. When my mother-in-law gets homesick for Milan, this is where I’m taking her.

One of my friends, at the end of the meal, said that he was actually hoping they served cannoli. He said he rarely ordered it, because he loved good cannoli, but he only knew a few places that made cannoli worth the calories, and most of those were in New York. I said that if Italianissimo served it, it would be good.

We asked the waitress if they had cannoli, and she said they didn’t. She explained how hard it was to make cannoli — and even harder to make good cannoli — and that since they tried to make everything in the restaurant from scratch, they really didn’t have the bandwidth to tackle it.

It’s weird when you like a place even more because they don’t serve something you want, isn’t it?

2 Comments so far

  1. Carol (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2007 @ 9:29 pm

    Bravo! Italianissimo is right down the street from us and we LOVE it! If the kids get great grades, we take them there. On birthdays, that’s usually the chosen restaurant. And on special occasions when hubby and I go out alone… yup — Italianissimo!

    Dang, now you made me crave their spaghetti bolognese! Maybe there’s an open reservation tomorrow…

    Carol


  2. Frank (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2007 @ 11:41 pm

    Is there ANYWHERE in this area that serves a good cannoli?



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