VHV Reviews Village Pizza & Restaurant

| August 6, 2006 | 0 Comments

Village Pizza & Restaurant
19 East Market Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Type of Food: Italian

Date: Sunday, August 6, 2006

Time: 1:30 PM

Party Size :2 Adults

Wait time to be seated: Less than one minute

Wait Time for Service: No wait at all

Ambiance: A family style Italian restaurant. We elected to eat outside on the back patio. To get to the patio you have to walk through the restaurant, past the kitchen (where you can peek and see how clean it is and that the food is freshly prepared), to the back patio.

Food Ordered: Waiter

* Caprese Salad
* Shrimp Parmesan Sub
* Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Sub (Warm)
* Pepsi and Water
* Cannoli

Meal Rating:

I can finish the review right now by saying EXCELLENT, but that wouldn’t be fair.

The salad, oh what a salad. The greens were fresh and so were the mozzarella and basil. The roasted peppers were done to perfection and the balsamic vinegar dressing complimented the mixture perfectly.

All of the food was prepared fresh. It’s obvious that the food hasn’t been sitting there waiting for someone to order it. It takes a little longer to get your meal, but believe me, it’s well worth the wait.

It’s been years since I’ve had a sub (watching the waistline and all), but this was worth an extra inch on my waist. The mozzarella was fresh and so were the tomatoes. The flavor of the sauce was the perfect enhancement for the mozzarella and fresh basil. You’ll also note the word ‘fresh’ is used time and time again. The bread was heated to achieve just the right amount of crunch on the outside while maintaining a fresh-baked softness on the inside. It was served to us at the right temperature.

Although I did not taste the shrimp parmesan sub, the look on my husband’s face as he bit into it was enough to let me know it was as excellent as my sub.

But wait. It gets better. The owner chatted with us for a bit and explained that all of the food was freshly made (like we couldn’t tell), and he asked if we could wait for just a minute. Of course, after having such a great meal, we were under his spell so if we were in a rush, we would wait anyway.

He came back with two cannoli’s. Oh my. Need I say more? They were home-made, fresh and of course, delicious.

Service: Service was great.

Cost: $24.00 (excluding tip)

Village Pizza does not take credit cards. That’s fine because they’re located right next to a bank so I was able to get up from the table, take a few steps and get cash from the ATM machine (what would I have done several years ago when that was not an option).
General Comments: Now that you’ve read this review, I strongly suggest that you turn off your computer, get in your car and drive straight to Village Pizza Restaurant and have a meal. I’ve not tasted everything on the menu, but I get the sneaky suspicion that it’s all good!

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