This was my first time dining at the popular Northern Italian restaurant Madeo and I can tell you that it won’t be my last. It was one of the best Italian meals I’ve had. I normally opt for fish dishes (and I still did this time) however I always rely on my husband for a bite of pasta. He chose wisely and went with the classic Spaghetti alla Bolognese made with a veal meat sauce and honestly…it was probably the best we had both had. Simple and far from fussy, the tender meat and perfectly cooked pasta intensified with every bite. It was sad when it was gone. My sister-in-law went for the special Veal Meatballs which I think we all assumed would be coming with pasta however it didn’t BUT, these meatballs were melt in your mouth good. Perfect from start to finish. They were delicate and soft not over mixed, hard or dry. They (aside from my Cafe Lago meatballs) are the best meatballs I’ve ever tasted. Next time I go if these are on the menu I’m getting them! Another dish in the mix on our table was the Osso Bucco which was also to die for. The veal shank was cooked the way it was supposed to be with the meat falling off the bone. Absolutely delicious. I guess what I’m getting at is that you can’t really go wrong at this restaurant, or at least that’s what my first impression has led me to believe. The ambiance won’t blow you away but there’s something nostalgic about it and you’re bound to find some famous faces in there which is always fun:)
Fagioli e Aragosta – Italian Cannellini beans with diced lobster and Rucola salad in a lemon dressing *This was such a beautiful flavorful starter. Plenty to share but honestly something I could eat everyday. DE-lish!
Vitella Arrosto – sliced roasted leg of veg from the cart *We didn’t order this but as we were paying our bill…STUFFED…we all salivated while the chef started carving this beautiful meat and then carefully coated each delicate piece with some au jus. Thankfully our waiter saw our oh-so-descreet drooling and had the chef make us a plate. I can’t describe how flavorful this was. It was on the special menu but seriously if you go and it’s on there and you have enough people to share with…GET IT!!!