Winter Lights Festival Drive thru Seneca Creek Park & Italian Cuisine@IL PIZZICO

  • December 12, 2013 · 5:30 PM
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After dinner (RSVP), we'll carpool to Seneca creek park for $12/car to drive through "Winter Lights." If you only want to go to the light festival, meet us at 7:30 pm in the parking lot (No RSVP; just be there and comment/call that you are coming so we look for you).








Winter Lights is a magical Holiday light display at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Seneca Creek State Park

11950 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg, Maryland


See more than 350 illuminated displays and along a 3.5-mile drive through the park. Driving through the enchanted forest setting, you will experience an array of displays that light up the night. Themed areas include Winter Woods, Teddy Bear Land, Victorian Village, the North Pole and much more. Winter Lights benefits local charities such as Andy’s Safe Haven, Asbury Village in support of Gaithersburg Beloved Community Initiative, Baby’s Bounty MC, Inc., Friends of Wells/Robertson House, Inc., Gaithersburg Community Soup Kitchen, and Pain Connection - Chronic Pain Outreach Center, Inc.




Italian cuisine at Il Pizzico.

Zagat 27/30!

It doesn't get any better than this!


Approach the restaurant going North on 355, otherwise it is difficult to enter their parking lot. Turn right just before the Exxon station on the corner of W. Gude Dr.

Dinners range in price from ~$15-$30+ for a plate and it is traditional Italian (not American so no Pizza or Lasagna).

Everybody loves Italian food, right? (or Guido breaks their legs)

They have anti-vampire pasta dishes along with wonderful doses of olive spread and bread!

Wine is on your own, but we can team up and get a bottle! We'll show them.

OK, and now for the diet-wrecking pictures!


La Pasta

Ravioli di funghi al pistacchio
Homemade ravioli filled with mushrooms and ricotta served with pistachio-cream sauce� �  15.95
Raviolini di manzo con la riduzione di vitello e vino rosso
Homemade ravioli filled with braised beef served with red wine veal glace� �  14.95
Tagliatelle in salsa di granchio
Homemade fettuccine with crab meat, garlic, olive oil, chilies and white wine� �  15.95
Tagliatelle Mare e Monti
Homemade fettuccine with shrimp, bay scallops, mushrooms and peas tomato sauce� �  15.95
Maltagliati al ragu’ di vitello
Homemade wide shape pasta served with veal meat sauce� �  15.95
Bucatini con pancetta e cipollina verde
Homemade hollow thick spaghetti with pancetta, roasted scallions and peppery cream sauce� �  14.95
Penne alle melanzane
Slanted cut pasta with eggplant, melted mozzarella and fresh tomato sauce 14.95
Rigatoni Alla Zingara
Homemade rigatoni with black and green olives in spicy tomato sauce 14.95
Rigatoni con salsiccia, funghi e pomodoro
Homemade rigatoni with sausage mushrooms, tomatoes and a touch of cream� �  14.95
Gnocchi di ricotta alla gorgonzola tartufata
Ricotta dumpling pasta with a mild gorgonzola sauce drizzled with truffle oil 15.95
Spaghetti allo Scoglio
Thin spaghetti served with mussels, shrimp, scallops and calamari in a tomato sauce� �  16.95
Risotto del giorno� �  mkt

top Secondi

Gamberi e capesante alla Kiara
Sautéed shrimp and sea scallops served with braised fennel, crispy pancetta and Marsala cream sauce� �  23
Pesce spada al rosmarino
Sautéed sword fish with garlic, rosemary, spinach and lemon butter sauce� �  23
Gamberi piccanti e fregola
Sautéed shrimp with chilies and tomato sauce served with Sardinian fregola� �  23
Salmone Isabella
Atlantic salmon sautéed with onions, olives and tomatoes� �  22
Capriccio Di Mare
A mixture of seafood and fish simmered in a light tomato sauce� �  22
Pollo al limone
Free range chicken breast with capers and lemon butter sauce� �  20
Scaloppine Alla Sandra
Veal scaloppini with pine nuts, raisins and rosemary in a wine sauce� �  22
Scaloppine Alla Krizia
Veal scaloppini with prosciutto ham, melted cheese and tomato sauce� �  22
Filetto di Maiale al balsamico
Roasted pork tenderloin on a bed of borlotti beans, roasted potatoes balsamic glace sauce� �  23
Tagliata di Manzo Boscaiola
Grilled Hereford strip loin steak with wild mushrooms and Barolo wine reduction sauce 25
Stracotto di manzo e polenta
Beef short ribs braised in red wine served on a bed of polenta� �  23

All Aboard, Mates!

Leave it to the Italians to sink my diet!





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  • Dianne G.

    Fabulous! I love the food and the Winter lights show was even better this year. They keep adding and changing things to make it bigger and better. It is a drive through that takes about half and hour (during the week), so we were warm and cozy listening to Xmas songs on the radio (e.g., White Xmas). And, this year everything was covered with real snow. I am going again! LOL

    December 12, 2013

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