Fiorella's in Newton has been around for 15 years; the owner was only 23 when they opened. The restaurant used to be half the size and had since expanded to include the bar area. This restaurant has a lot of local following - it's off the beaten path and can be a little hard to find at first, but people keep returning and I went to find out why along with a group of other Boston bloggers.
Before sitting down for dinner, we mingled over a glass of Blueberry Smash, made with bourbon and blueberry simple syrup.
|The new bar area|
Antipasto board. Among these I enjoyed the parmacotto ham, marinated artichoke hearts and the marinated Japanese eggplants.
Fiorella's offers both flatbreads and pizza. We tried both including the mushroom & truffle flatbread and the margherita pizza. The mushroom flatbread is topped with Crimini mushroom, prosciutto, and fontina cheese, drizzled with truffle oil
Veal Parmigiana ($19). This is normally served with linguini but I wanted to try another of their handmade pasta so I substituted the handmade fettucine.
For dessert, we had a choice of cannoli or tiramisu, and obviously I opted for tiramisu. I can't say no to tiramisu.
The restaurant also sells their signature marinara sauce in jars! They gave us all one, which should help me make some quick delicious dinners in the future.
While Newton is their primary location, Fiorella's has three Express locations featuring mainly take out and delivery versions of the same classic Italian dishes. The Express locations are in Brighton, Belmont, and Cambridge.
187 North St
Newton, MA 02460
Disclosure: This meal was hosted