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Dessert

At this point we were really getting into the whole experience and were savoring every bite . With our entrées on the way , we ordered a bottle of Martin Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon . Maurizio ’ s menu is broken up in typical Italian fashion with a Primi and Secondi Piatti . We decided to follow custom and each couple ordered a Primi ( First ) and Secondi ( Second ) Piatti ( Plate ). From the special menu , Tim and Janice opted for the Primi Piatti , Short Ribs Ravioli ( Ravioli filled with short ribs and served with pancetta , sautéed caramelized onions , in a bed of fresh tomato sauce ), and Secondi Piatti , Petrale Sole ( Pan-seared sole served over marinara covered angel hair pasta and topped with arugula ). Tim declared the ravioli were the “ best restaurant ravioli ” he ever had . Janice described the sole as “ cooked to perfection , the pasta was not overcooked , and the sauce was light and delicate .”

J . Chris and I ordered off the regular menu . Our Primi Piatti was the Orecchiette con Broccoli ( Fresh orecchiette pasta , broccoli , chopped fresh tomatoes , garlic , olive oil ). Our Secondi Piatti was Vitello Saltimbocca ( Veal scaloppini , prosciutto , mozzarella , roasted potatoes , seasonal vegetables ). J . Chris enjoyed the Orecchiette . It was almost a “ comfort food .” As an entrée she regretted that she did not order it with the optional shrimp or chicken . The Vitello was unique and spectacular . The crispy prosciutto and perfectly-prepared veal were another great combination . Overall , the second hit of the evening was the ravioli . They were something worth trying again and again .
After such a great meal we could not leave without trying some dessert . On the suggestion of our server we opted for the Lemon Ice Cream Pie ( Graham cracker crust , layers of French vanilla ice cream and lemon curd and meringue ) and the Bread Pudding ( Classic bread pudding with bourbon sauce ). Both were exceptional . The Lemon Ice Cream Pie was the third hit of the evening . It was over the top delicious . We found that with a little warning , whole pies can be ordered to go for that special occasion .
Even with a lot of typical Italian “ hand talking ” we managed to not spill or break anything that evening except our diets . Maurizio ’ s is a special place that treats guests to a very authentic Italian experience . Our suggestion ; be adventurous and order off the special ’ s menu .

Dessert

Vanilla Créme Brulee
Westside Bread Pudding
Primi Piatti , Orecchiette con Broccoli
Secondi Piatti , Vitello Saltimbocca
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At this point we were really getting into the whole experience and were savoring every bite. With our entrées on the way, we ordered a bottle of Martin Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon. Maurizio’s menu is broken up in typical Italian fash- ion with a Primi and Secondi Piatti. We decided to follow custom and each cou- ple ordered a Primi (First) and Secondi (Second) Piatti (Plate). From the special menu, Tim and Janice opted for the Primi Piatti, Short Ribs Ravioli (Ravioli filled with short ribs and served with pancetta, sautéed caramelized onions, in a bed of fresh tomato sauce), and Secondi Piatti, Petrale Sole (Pan-seared sole served over marinara covered angel hair pasta and topped with arugula). Tim declared the ravioli were the “best restaurant ravioli” he ever had. Janice described the sole as “cooked to perfec- tion, the pasta was not overcooked, and the sauce was light and delicate.” J.Chris and I ordered off the regu- lar menu. Our Primi Piatti was the Orecchiette con Broccoli (Fresh orecchi- ette pasta, broccoli, chopped fresh toma- toes, garlic, olive oil). Our Secondi Piatti was Vitello Saltimbocca (Veal scaloppini, prosciutto, mozzarella, roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables). J.Chris enjoyed the Orecchiette. It was almost a “comfort food.” As an entrée she regretted that she did not order it with the optional shrimp or chicken. The Vitello was unique and spectacular. The crispy prosciutto and perfectly-prepared veal were another great combination. Overall, the second hit of the evening was the ravioli. They were something worth trying again and again. After such a great meal we could not leave without trying some dessert. On the suggestion of our server we opted for the Lemon Ice Cream Pie (Graham cracker crust, layers of French vanilla ice cream and lemon curd and meringue) and the Bread Pudding (Classic bread pudding with bourbon sauce). Both were exceptional. The Lemon Ice Cream Pie was the third hit of the evening. It was over the top delicious. We found that with a little warning, whole pies can be ordered to go for that special occasion. Even with a lot of typical Italian “hand talking” we managed to not spill or break anything that evening except our diets. Maurizio’s is a special place that treats guests to a very authentic Italian experi- ence. Our suggestion; be adventur \˜[ܙ\ٙHXX[8&\Y[K\\[[Bܰ[YB[YB\YBXYY[”XۙHX]K][[[XB[ZHX]KܙXY]HۈBSH8(SԑSS8(SPTSSKҕSH NZ^KBL