The other night, Ren, Ria and I went out for a terrific dinner with our long time friends, Bernie, Christina and Corinne. We ate at Ferraro’s in downtown Westfield, NJ, their home town. Ferraro’s is a casual yet tasteful Italian restaurant that offers a nice selection of Italian dishes. Over the years, the space of Ferraro’s has grown and now encompasses a large space. It actually surprised us when we saw how much the restaurant had grown since the last time we walked by there. There are a few different entrances to Ferraro’s, each taking you to a different atmosphere. One entrance takes you to the lounge / bar area, which has a really sophisticated relaxing atmosphere. The next one takes you into the casual dining room where you can order from the full menu and also order pizza. The last entrance leads you right into the elegant dining room when you are in the mood for a fine dining experience. Depending on your mood for the evening, you can choose any one of them and you can walk from one to another with ease.
The menu at Ferraro’s includes all of the traditional Italian entree selections including lasagna, pasta, meat and fish dishes. In addition, there is a wide selection of appetizers, salads, pizza and specials of the day. There is also a great wine menu with a good amount of reasonably priced wines. For the table we ordered a tasty Chianti Classico, Piccini which several of us thoroughly enjoyed.
Our server for the evening was Edison. He was friendly, efficient and very pleasant. For dinner, Mom (aka Ria) ordered Shrimp Parmigiana, one of her staple dishes. It was served with sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes. The shrimp was baked, not breaded and fried. The flavor was excellent. We know this first hand, because Ren and I each tried of piece of Mom’s shrimp and were very pleased.
Bernie ordered the Chicken Balsamico which came with a generous portion of pan seared chicken breast, chopped tomatoes, in white wine balsamic demiglaze. The chicken was served over seared spinach. We knew she thoroughly enjoyed her meal because she had a nice smile on her face as she was eating it.
Corinne ordered the Ferraro’s Salad which was a nice healthy sized portion of organic baby greens, fresh strawberries, goat cheese & sugar coated walnuts. She ordered the salad with grilled chicken on top which made it a filling meal for her. We could definitely tell that she really enjoyed her salad.
Christina, Ren and I all ordered the Chicken Francese and we were definitely were glad we did. To our delight, we all received a generous portion of chicken in a really terrific Francese sauce. Having big appetites and being very hungry, being served big portions was very important to us. The chicken was tender and delicate in flavor. We ordered our chicken with a nice portion of mashed red potatoes and grilled vegetables. In addition, we ordered a side of sauteed spinach with well done garlic. Yummy! We would definitely order the Chicken Francese again.
Our evening at Ferraro’s was really awesome. We enjoyed a great meal with our close friends, excellent conversation and great service. The Host, James, was also very personable and welcoming. He really had a great sense of humor which helped us to feel relaxed even as he was seating us. He also kept coming to our table to make sure we were content. Thank you all for a great experience! We look forward to visiting Ferraro’s again.
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