Piccola Trattoria in Dobbs Ferry is a charming and quaint Italian restaurant with a homey comfortable feel . The tin ceiling and subdued lighting are just some of the soft and romantic touches to this hidden gem of a restaurant. The small intimate dining room makes one feel that they are in an New York City Italian restaurant from an earlier era. Luckily for the diner the food is fresh and the chefs interpretations of classic Italian dishes are both classic and contemporary
I dined on a Sunday evening with my husband and another couple. The waiter was polite and anxious to recommend specialties as we have never been here before. Service was excellent and we felt that every staff member was eager to take care of us and make sure that dining at Piccola is a memorable experience
I started with eggplant rollatini with marinara sauce. Other appetizers shared were fried calamari with lemon slices, salad with anchovies, and baked artichokes. All were very tasty and fresh. I especially loved the eggplant which had a wonderful marinara sauce that melted in your mouth.
For an entree I chose the boulliobese di pesce which consisted of linguini pasta served with seafood in a stew topped with a flaky pastry crust. This was really delicious and a nice twist of a zuppa de pesce. My husband ordered homemade lasagna with a creamy bechamel sauce. The fresh homemade pasta really made this dish stand out. The other entrees included mixed seafood in a marinara sauce and homemade gnocchi with sausage and broccoli rabe. I was told by my fellow guests that everything was delicious!
To complete our meal I finished with tartuffo which was a nice presentation of ice cream with a hard chocolate covering cut in pieces with cherries inside. The last dessert was an apple cinnamon bread pudding. Cappuccino completed my tasty meal. It is no wonder that the owner/ chef is Sergio Pennacchio has been nominated as one of the best chefs in Westchester County by Westchester Magazine.
Don’t miss this fine dining experience in southern Westchester. I will be back for sure.
41 Cedar Street Dobbs Ferry , New York 10522
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