No high resolution image exists...
It's been a while since I've had time to dine out much less write about it however this article is long overdue. I visited Serritella's Italian Restaurant on Fair Oaks Boulevard tonight and rediscovered why I enjoy dining out.
This restaurant has been around for the better part of 40 years which is an achievement in itself in this market. Our young but knowledgeable server Bianca had all the steps of service down to a science. The decor was contemporary Italian with artwork reflecting the world of French and Italian wines. I was a bit concerned when noticing how sleepy the dining room was but decided to give everything a fair chance.
I love this place. While some of the menu items may seem like something you can get anywhere, I doubt they would be prepared with as much love. We started with Gnocchi pasta covered in a creamy pesto sauce (8.99) which was more filling than I anticipated but I could not stop eating it.
We then ordered a 12 inch pizza with sun dried tomatoes and linguica which was perfection (17.00). The best was certainly saved for last when we ordered the pasta combination dinner which we got with Lasagna, Tortellini and Ravioli (16.99). After taking my first bite of the Lasagna I was quickly taken to a small Italian village where an old woman might have been chasing neighborhood children with a rolling pin. All of the pasta was delicate, fluffy and full of authentic flavor. To accompany our meal we ordered a half liter of house Chianti which was a perfect pairing with our pasta. The Chianti also had quite a bit more character and charm than the old Chianti in a basket we remember from the old days.
It is easy to see why this local favorite has withstood the test of time. Hats off to the chef and the staff. Seritella's is open for lunch Wed - Fri 11am - 2pm and open for dinner Mon - Thurs 5-9PM, Fri 5-9:30 PM and Sat 4:30-9:30PM. Reservations accepted and parking available around back.
As always, please know I am in no way affiliated with this or any restaurant I review. My goal is to go out and slowly experience different aspects of the Sacramento dining scene then share those experiences with you.