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Mazzariello’s Ristorante & Martini Bar

 

Photo taken by Rose Mattrey

Photo taken by Rose Mattrey

From Antipasti to Primi to Secondi, Mazzariello’s (114 Bloomfield Ave, Lancaster, 206.0561) has conquered the map of Italian cooking. Your palate will be exposed to an array of spices, herbs, and ingredients indigenous to Northern & Southern Italy.

You may want to order the artichoke fritatta or Sicilian baked penne boasting eggplant, fresh mozzarella, and the house sauce (i.e. sweet & spicy vegetarian marinara infused with garlic and red pepper flakes).

Mazzariello’s chef has a knack for nutritious cooking. Whether you’re a vegetarian or have an allergy to gluten, specialty dishes can be tailored to meet one’s dietary needs. However, he still knows how to whip up a rich Alfredo sauce and a beefy Bolognese. 

In addition to serving a variety of pastas, thin-crust pizzas boast flavorful additions like parmigiano reggiano, porcini mushrooms, and prosciutto di parma. Pesci and Fruits de Mer are subject to change depending on the season and fresh catch of the day. Carne lovers may appreciate the pistachio-dusted Rack of Lamb embellished with cranberries, asparagus, and a crisp croquette encasing creamy risotto. 

Whether you stop by the bar for an appetizer & absinthe martini or linger over a four-course dinner ending in dessert, you should leave Mazzariello’s feeling fairly content.