Wednesday, August 11, 2010

La Bella Vita

Birthday week is arguably the best week ever. Especially when you share your birthday week with three of your closest friends. You don't have to work out all week, everyone wants to go out for dinner, and it's perfectly acceptable, if not encouraged, to drink every night. Tonight was especially amazing because I took a trip to Little Italy.

Yes, I went to Maggiano's and it was fantastic. I've never been before and it's unfortunate because it was quite the dining experience. Our server was informative but not overbearing. Not like one of those servers who makes jokes and thinks he's friends with you. Why do they do that? No, our server was great. He suggested I get the Crab & Shrimp Cannelloni and boy he was right. I was so hungry that I forgot to take a picture of my meal until I was completely full. It's not the prettiest picture but yumm-o.

Although, maybe this meal was so amazing because it was free? I'm a firm believer that free food tastes better. My sweet mom took me here for my birthday. This place is fancy; she was very concerned that she was underdressed. When she ordered her Eggplant Parmesan from the "Classics" portion of the menu, they said she could order something else from the "Classics" section for free, to go. That's legit.
I'm glad I gave this restaurant a whirl, even if it is a chain restaurant - Maggiano's... I'm a fan.

Next place on my list of places to go in Nashville, Mama Mia's. You can bring your own wine. I'm there.

Next place to go in the next few years... Italy. Buona notte!

1 comment:

  1. 1. free food is always the best food.
    2. its always better when some one else makes it.
    3. I like the friendly waiters that thinks they are friends with you, its a very interesting exspierence actually a tempororary paid slave basically...