Posted: 10/16/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Update Sep 16, 2009. I've been back to Arturo Joe's a few times now and heres an update on a few menu items.
Wood Grilled Pizza $10 - great Pizza. One is enough for two unless your a pig out specialist.
Veal Parmesian meal is another great item. Although the sauce is very good, I found it a bit acidic. They should add some sugar to cut that down. The meal is very cheesy and lots of sauce.
Chicken Marscarpone is to die for!
Hope this helps.
I am a former chef so take this review for what it's worth. For my 1st visit the sampling I had Arturo Joe's food was fabulous. Their chef has his own style, so what you order may not be what you expect, and that's not a bad thing at all. (Although some Chefs will say when you order something traditional it should be in itself completely recognizable). We started off with 2 glasses of Chianti. Now, I just haven't ordered wine in a restaurant in a long time and $7.75 for a glass of blase wine is outrageous. Wine is just not worth it in restaurants anymore. (I'm used pitchers of house wine in Napoli for just a couple of Euro). Two buck Chuck wine surpasses the Chianti I had last night by a long shot.
Back to the food. We continued by ordering the special appetizer of the night and for the life of me I cannot remember the Italian name it was given, so I will describe it. A sweet Italian cheese (perhaps a Gruviera )wrapped in a puff pastry shell (about the size of a Swedish meatball), with an Alfredo Balsamic cream sauce with sun-dried tomatoes and scallions. It could have been a desert! It was outstanding.
Main Course ordered: Veal Saltimbucca and Sole de Vito. The Veal dish is not your conventional saltimbucca. The menu does say ""chef's version"". (pro-chefs complain about this). It has more tomato flavoring and not the brown gravy that most people are use to. But no complaints from me. It also was amazing and more than enough to eat. The Sole de Vito which can also be had as a Fra Diavolo (spicy good) was another outstanding dish.
Like most Italian restaurants the variety is there with Pesce, Vitello, Manzo, and Pasta dishes. So when you go to Arturo Joe's... divertiti!
P.S. The Menu posted on the Joe's website is outdated. It has added quite a bit more seafood dishes.