4 out of 5 Stars (December 27th, 2013)
Parents' Note: This is the first blog entry that was typed by Paul Gaeta himself. To this point, the boys have dictated their entries to their father. On this review, however, Paul typed it all by himself using his new Android tablet. Sam dictated his part to Paul.
Paul: We went to Pasta Bella on Friday. For our appetizer we had garlic rolls. I had the Seafood Maria. It was basically seafood with pasta. IT WAS DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!! It had seafood like scallops, muscles, shrimp, and fried calamari.
The server was helpful and nice. The service was good and we got a great circle booth. As far as the bathroom cleanliness: it was clean.
Sam: The spaghetti was good. There was a lot of music in the restroom. The spaghetti took a lot of time to cool down.
5 out of 5 Stars (October 13th, 2013)
Paul: We went to Siracusa’s for our Sunday meal after church. We got there and our waitress hooked us up with a great appetizer. We ordered the Zucchini Fritti. If you are wondering what that is, let me tell you. Zucchini Fritti is zucchini that is sliced into very thin circles. They kind of look like potato chips...but don’t let that fool you! It is actually zucchini. They were lightly battered and fried. They were served with marinara sauce for dipping. They were unbelievably delicious! Unlike other places, the zucchini was only lightly battered. They were seasoned perfectly and cooked very well. The waitress told us that they were “cooked to order”. My dad told me that means they are very fresh!
For our main course, my dad and I split a four-slice pizza. It was the Eggplant Pizza, which is their specialty. It was fantastically awesome! It was kind of like Eggplant Parmesan...but on pizza! It had eggplant, ricotta, marinara sauce, and mozzarella. I did not eat the crust. (I don’t like the crust on pizzas.) I know it was good, though - because my dad stole them off my plate! Really, if I liked crust, it would be magnificent!
For dessert, we had cannolis. It was good that they did not have pistachios in them, because I brother is allergic to nuts. Instead of pistachios, they put chocolate chips - which my brother likes. Sam really liked the cannolis! I loved them, too.
The decor is cool because they had three TVs and they have DirceTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket. They have a poster of a special kind of Italian wine that we have in a frame at our house! All of the posters are pretty awesome. They had a really cool bar and the tables in the back are neat because you get to see a lot of cool posters and if was a hot day, it would be good because you are right under the air conditioning.
They have a Bocce court outside. Bocce is a popular game from Italy. It is kind of like a combination of bowling and horseshoes. My family plays it a lot at my papa’s house in Hiawassee, Georgia. He has a real Bocce court, too! My dad had a bocce court in his backyard when he was a boy. Papa built it with his dad.
Siracusa’s is a small restaurant but very worth going to! The food is awesome and it is a really cool place!
Sam: The cannoli was so good. I really liked it! The bathrooms are in the back of the restaurant, if you don’t know.
2 1/2 out of 5 Stars (Paul)