Let's head to Port Chester to check out this Italian restaurant -- Arrosto on Wednesday May 1st starting at 7pm. We'll be seated at 7:30 for dinner.
When an Italian grandmother serves a meal, it’s common to hear someone at the table declare “this is better than any meal a restaurant could serve.”
“For funerals or weddings – that was the only time we went to restaurants when I was a kid. Why go out when you could get the kind of meal my grandmother served?” said Arrosto owner, Godfrey Polistina.
Inspired by his grandmother and driven by a desire to get it right with an experience that rivals the very best home-cooked meals, restaurateur Polistina (Cesca, former owner and founder of Carmine’s, Virgil’s, Ouest) brings us Arrosto, his newest restaurant and foray into Westchester County and the town of Port Chester, where he enjoyed many of his grandmother’s memorable meals. What to expect at Arrosto? Our ability to source the best farm-to-table ingredients and products benefits a menu that will feature the freshest tastes and flavors; and roasted, wood-burning oven and homemade meals described by Polistina as “traditional with a twist. Grilled meats and seafood; house-made pastas; Neapolitan wood fired pizzas, and house made desserts can be enjoyed Share Style or as individual plates.
Here are some comments by other diners: "The ambiance was pretty, warm and inviting, and a very nice addition to Port Chester. Food: Appealing menu for the simple eater, to the more adventurous foodie. Creative dishes, all of which our table of 4 enjoyed thoroughly, and the price was reasonably competitive. One of my favorites was the celery root soup...absolutely delicious. The beet appetizer was tasty too.Desserts...one word....Nutella!! The dessert that contains Nutella in it is to die for (comes in a glass jar) you will be licking the jar dry...Nice wine list, overall I would recommend trying this restaurant."
Another says: "I have now gone twice to this restaurant and have had superb dining experiences both times. I have had the octopus salad, fritto misto, arugula salad, and crab crostini as appetizers, the paparadelle, casarecce, cavatelli, and tonnarelli pastas, and the ribeye and red snapper entrees - all have been superb. The pasta stood out most - it is all home made with the true al dente texture you get from fresh pasta. they were reminiscent of the great pasta I had while visitng Italy for a month. Some of the pasta dishes are on the heavier side which some may not like. the deserts were delicious as well. The service is very attentive but the food does take a long time to arrive, so this is not a place to grab a quick bite, but more reminiscent of the slower family style eating of Italy."
One more says:" I had a pork chop here that changed my life. Literally, this juicy, tender, fully-flavored piece of meat gave me hope for the oft-chewy, overcooked version found on menus the world over. Maybe it's due to the recent update on pork cooking temps from the USDA, allowing chefs to serve it at a texture that can't be mistaken for chewing on a tennis ball. Whatever the inspiration, Arrosto does it right. Started with a margherita pizza which was delicious. Really creamy buffalo mozzarella and slightly sweet dough made me very happy."
and lastly, "Great Restaurant! We went for Easter Sunday, the food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect. The service was impeccable, their staff were very accommodating, friendly and patient! They also made great recommendations for our appetizer courses. Can't wait to go back."
Made a reservation for 8 for Wednesday night... hope to see you there!
Check out their menu and website: http://arrostorestaurant.com/index.html