Friday, August 21, 2009

Tony D's, New London, CT

Since I am from New London, Connecticut when the opportunity to review their restaurants presented itself, I couldn’t resist. I recently went home to visit my parents and in addition to visiting my old favorite, D’Angelo’s, we also decided to try some authentic Italian food at Tony D’s on Huntington Street.

Tony D’s provides plenty of parking but getting to the actual restaurant can be a little challenging. The front entrance is down a hill and around the corner. They recently provided access through the back door and down a flight of stairs. Once entering the restaurant we were greeted by the hostess and seated immediately. The restaurant has quite a bit of seating but it still had the personal, intimate feel of a smaller restaurant.

The menu was small but contained all the expected traditional Italian fare with a few specialty items as well. It also included an extensive wine list. We ordered a variety of dishes, which included the spaghetti and meatballs

Great portion size. When I asked my son how it tasted his response was, “It tastes like spaghetti and meatballs.” Okay.

The Cajun shrimp with polenta, which was actually an appetizer that was ordered as an entree

My daughter expected the dish to be spicier since it was Cajun.

Mom ordered the chicken marsella

Looks good but she wasn’t really that impressed.

I had the scallops Martinerri (sp?) which was named for one of the bartenders.

The scallops were prepared with spinach, onions and sun-dried tomatoes and served over linguine. The scallops were nice and tender and I liked the combination of vegetables. I would have been happy with less pasta and a little more seasoning.

All the portion sizes were more than adequate and the service was very good. The prices were slightly higher than I would have expected. The decor and intimate feel of the restaurant suggests romantic outings or special occasions.

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LadyLee said...

All of that looked REALLY good, especially that scallop dish! Good review. Now you got me all hungry!

Eternal said...

Peace, one of my favorite restaurants...Peace, and this is Zita, Eternal is my attribute:)