After navigating a rather awkward parking lot, I walked in to a very home-y feeling place. A plethora of well-aged ladies, couples and small families filled up most of the space. Among them, a group was enjoying a bottle of wine - as I do not see wine on the menu, I am assuming it's a BYO type place (Filomena's - 1).
My order was taken right away and came up much faster than I expected (that, or I got lost in the time warp that is my smartphone). Since it was our first trip, we stuck with the basics: red pasta, white pasta, salad and garlic bread.
(Ok. So it was garlic bread with sauce and cheese. Big diff.)
I dug into the Pizza Bread first - an Italian loaf with sesame seeds split into two, then covered with marinara and a "blend" of cheeses and baked until delicious. When I cut into it, the cheese kind of slid off making it a bit if a messy project. But hey, I'm not that picky. The bread had been toasted to a nice crisp on the outside, while the amount of sauce perfectly helped to soften up the middle. The melted cheese was a bit too much for me and was heading in the rubbery direction by the time I got home. Overall, though, a solid selection.
Our side salads were on the basic side - romaine and iceberg with tomatoes, red onions and a sprinkling of provolone. Balsamic Vinaigrette was the house dressing and it just didn't do it for me (surprisingly, the hubs loved it though).
I chose one of my favorite dishes
Per my usual, I
bottom line: great first takeout experience; left me intrigued enough for another visit sometime soon.