The Squirt: Great local Italian restaurant with relaxed atmosphere
Must Eats: Chicken Parmigiana
When we are in the mood for some local Italian comfort food, we have plenty of choices, in Central New Jersey! We have reviewed a few of them already. One that we like to visit, but haven’t reviewed until now, is Cafe Colore located in South Brunswick, NJ.
Cafe Colore is in the same shopping center as another restaurant we’ve reviewed, One South, on U.S. Route One (South, of course…lol). It has a couple of attributes that we really enjoy- it is local, and it is a BYOB. Yay! One recent Saturday evening, we decided to hop on over for a delicious Italian dinner!
Our server for the evening was Shelly. We have had Shelly as our server for years and always have such a nice time with her. She always remembers us, and greets us with a smile. She came right over and told us all about the daily specials. They always have a long list of yummy sounding specials every night, it often makes it hard for us to decide what to get!
Our first decision of the evening was on the appetizer. Tonight, we wanted to finish the meals, so we opted to skip the appetizer. However, we have had their fried calamari in the past, and Shelly did tempt us when she described a calamari special with four different variations of fried calamari. But we stayed strong for you, our readers, and went right to the next course.
The dinners at Cafe Colore always come with a choice of soup or salad. Personally, we can never turn down their famous Italian Wedding Soup! Tonight was no exception, as we all ordered yummy bowls of the soup! They make theirs with tons of delicious mini meatballs, lots of scrumptious spinach, and nice soft little pastini balls. A perfect combination every time!
For dinner, we ordered three different meals. Mom went with one of her favorites, Shrimp Parmigiana with angel hair pasta. It was delicious, as we can vouch for, since we sampled a few shrimp, just so we could tell you, our loyal fans!
Roy & I split two meals to share. One was one of our staples there – Chicken Parmigiana. We opted to skip the pasta and ordered Sautéed Spinach instead. The Chicken was a large piece filling the whole plate and was smothered in gooey mozzarella cheese and plenty of their tasty sauce!
For our second entree we had to try one of the scrumptious specials! It was a NY Strip Steak marinated in a chimichurri sauce! We do like things spicy ,and you all should know by now that Mexican food is a major favorite of ours, so to get some chimichurri steak in an Italian restaurant, was a perfect combination to us! It was served with some gnocchi. Even though we usually go light on our starches, we gobbled them all up! They were delicious!
So if you are in the mood for a nice, local, home-town feeling meal, and you are in central New Jersey, you should definitely check out Cafe Colore, in South Brunswick. Be sure to ask for Shelly, and tell them you read about them on TwoSquirts.com!
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