I have never been disappointed at Caffe Macaroni. In fact I am always reminded of the real tastes of Italy. Mario is the ultimate host and chef accommodating any specific requests one might have. His recipes are authentic and delicious and the value is amazing. I am at a loss as to why this little gem never gets a write up by the local papers. Shame on them for not supporting this local Amal authentic family run restaurant.
New Year’s dinner at SD San Ramon!!! You know when they offered Kumamotos on the half-shell, the night was going to be all right. The yellowtail crudo, Banh Nam rice cake, Gau Choy Gau pork/shrimp dumplings, Imperial Rolls were our amazing appetizers accompanied by Erdinger Hefeweizen from Germany, Gunserloch Reisling Kabinett also from Germany and two cocktails, the Bumblebee and Ginger Limeade tasted perfect for my daughters. For entrees, tried the Pork Belly simmered in a rich soy broth, my favorite Crab Cellophane Noodles and can’t come here without having their signature Shaking Beef. Plus some sautéed Bok Choy and Jasmine Rice. But wait, can’t pass up dessert and all three offerings were fantastic!! Outstanding service by Kristen and the management really made it worth the drive from Alameda.
My wife and I went to Central Market Saturday Night for my Birthday and as usual, the food was outstanding! We started with the focaccia, chicory salad and the fried olives, all good but I don't think we'd order the olives again. I had cassoulet and my wife had the bucatini, both were very good, the cassoulet was as good as any I've ever had and I've had a lot of cassoulet's. Service was ok, our waitress wasn't able to multitask very well and there were times we waited longer than we should have for little things like opening the wine I brought, nothing major but not great service. Highly recommended, still one of my favorite places!