We went to Italian Village, yesterday, for the first time since they were featured on Restaurant Impossible.
We didn’t know the restaurant at 902 MacDade Blvd, Milmont Park, Pa. before the Robert Irvine makeover, but we liked it before they got their national fame and we still do.
All praised the roasted peppers placed before us gratis and all regretted them not being filled. The shrimp lejon appetizer was tasty but could have used a couple of more shrimp. The meal came with a soup or salad and both were found to be satisfactory.
The main courses — shrimp scampi, baked pork canneloni and lasagna — were more than filling. The scampi was adequate, the canneloni was good and the lasagna was superb.
Maybe the menu could be larger.
That was a joke.
The menu could be found at their website. We didn’t feel it was overpriced.
Our waitress was nice. The atmosphere was comfortable and friendly, and the dining room was pleasant and spotless.
One down note — William Sr. who raved about his manhattan cocktail last time, was disappointed in it this time.
All the same, Italian Village remains a fine and fun neighborhood place.