I have been wanting to write a review for Oliveto for a while since it's always excellent and finally just had to after eating lunch there yesterday! Amazing! I had their 'ham &cheese', it was with mozzarella, tomato conserva and pancetta...panini style. Then I had their pine needle ice cream with pinenut praline...yum! Their pastas are house made and the flavor combinations are brilliant! Their menu also changes daily, so it's a good idea to check ahead of time and see if you like it. Once you're there, do not be afraid to ask about the menu or 'what's especially good tonight'. Their servers have to come in early to be trained on how to describe each dish on their menu they are serving for the evening. It's the way they describe your food to you that makes it even more delicious!
They have great panini sandwiches that all come with mixed greens for lunch. They will do a half sandwich, salad and soup combo for you too! HAVE to save room for their dessert, especially chocolate! It's located at the Scharffen Berger Chocolate factory. They do great Mochas and Iced Chocolates!
We go here for their hamburger and french fries! The quality of the meat is top-notch and their fries are delicious and I don't like french fries otherwise. They have great seasonal salads as well...I once had a avocado, lemon vinaigrette and pistachio salad. That is all that was in it and it was absolutely amazing. I wish they always had it! The location of this place is great too...it's right in the heart of fourth street. A perfect place for a leisure lunch to sit outside on their patio area!
***We have have always had nothing but excellent service here...it is relaxed not slow (don't go in a rush...enjoy it!!!)
Fonda is great for being open late, so their happy hour starts at 9pm. They have a number of drinks and tapas on this menu and you can also order from their regular menu as well. Our MUST HAVES here are the chips, guacamole & salsa, seasonal salad, Duck & Pomegranate Tacos, Lamb with Chimichurri, Steak with chipotle sauce and fried onions! They have a dessert that they do (seasonally, I believe) with mangos and rum...yum! Also, my favorite mixed drink to order at ANY restaurant is found here...Sangria de Guadalupe (gotta love tequila)!
Amazing Pizza, House made Pasta and Italian wines. They are always helpful with picking out a good wine depending on your mood that night! We always start with their mixed greens and soup to share, their soups are incredible and change daily. Then we share one of their special pastas for that day and a pizza. Their lasagne and dopo pizza are always on the menu and delicious...make sure to round off your evening with an espresso, dessert & gelato!
I have been a client of Betty's ever since I moved to this area about 3 years ago. I love this place that she has! I love everything about it...the ambiance, music, products and most importantly, the way I feel walking out...a refreshed self! Betty, thanks for my last visit...I am absolutely loving my new hair style! You knew just what I wanted and needed, when I didn't even know for myself!