Thursday, April 28, 2011

Riva's Trattoria

In Greensboro for work and right around the corner from the hotel is this great restaurant called Riva's Trattoria.  It is located at 257 North Greene Street.  It is a fairly small restaurant that could hold roughly 50 people.  I had the Chicken Sopressata as my meal and it comes with a house salad that I had the House Vinaigrette.  All the salad dressing are made in house and lots of the ingredients are local and organic when possible.   The chicken was lightly breaded and had the soppresatta on top with some shredded provolone cheese.  The linguine was cooked perfect also along with the pomodoro sauce that they are not skimpy with at all.  Enough sauce left over in the bowl that I could use my slice of bread to finish cleaning the bowl. 

For dessert I had to try the Piccolo Cannoli, which is three miniature cannolis.  They had normal filling with mini chocolate chips on each end.  To top it off they were sprinkled with cocoa powder and a light whipped cream on the side.  These were so good that I thought about ordering another plate of them.  Who knows, maybe walk over there just for dessert tonight.

The portions are perfect size for the price and they give you plenty.  Price wise it is no more expensive then going to one of the chain Italian restaurants around town except you do not get the downhome feeling when you are sitting there and knowing the food is made from scratch right there.

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