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Monday, October 17, 2016
We had tickets to a production at the John W. Engeman Theater, and wanted to have dinner before the show. So we found ourselves at the Ritz Cafe.
Small, cozy restaurant, maybe 10 tables total, the space is dominated by the bar. We opted for a special prix fixe menu - appetizer, salad, entree.
Our meal began with crusty bread, served with flavored olive oil, butter, and roasted garlic.
Eggplant rollatini was a casserole consisting of thin slices of eggplant, layered over ricotta and topped with melted mozzarella. Baked clams was also served as a casserole, whole clams topped with seasoned bread crumbs.
Caesar salad (romaine, croutons, cheese and dressing) and house salad (mixed greens, cgrape tomatoes, cucumber, vinaigrette on the side) were fresh and flavorful.
We both ordered pasta. His was scallops over angel hair pasta, mine was rigatoni bolognese. Both were excellent, portions were large enough to be shared.
Service was cheerful and efficient. Definitely worth a repeat visit.
Posted by songbird's crazy world at 6:35 AM
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