38 North Union Street, Middletown, PA, USA
www.alfredsvictorian.com/ - 717- 944-5373
Alfred's Victorian Middletown Reviews
Sumptuous dining Dec 08, 2012
Alfred’s is an elegant dining option for special occasions. The setting is a splendid 19th century brownstone mansion, built by a wealthy stove manufacturer who was a bit too extravagant. He soon forfeited the residence to the bank holding his hefty mortgage, and the palace was soon picked up for a mere $6,600. After a succession of private owners, Alfred Dino Pellegrini purchased the residence in 1970 to reincarnate the structure as a restaurant.
Although Alfred was born in nearby Hershey, both of his parents emigrated from Italy, so the easy assumption is that Alfred’s excels at pasta dishes. Their pasta is superb, though I’ve eaten here several times and would contest their meat selections (beef, veal and fowl) provide lively competition for top dog. Everything is fabulous. They featured a limited run Beaujolais to accompany meals during our most recent visit and being late autumn, specials included a scrumptious pumpkin bisque soup. Of course I was lured in by the specials and paired my bisque with cajun steak tips over rice. You pay for it, but there is no buyer’s remorse for savoring these fabulous dishes. Everyone in our party raved over their selections.
A delightful Victorian setting is an added bonus, and Alfred’s has tastefully adorned the inside to capture the era when the building began its life. The final ingredient is service, and naturally it is also top notch (though a bit stuffy for someone as pedestrian as me, lol). It’s nice to experience the good life every now and again, and Alfred’s is recommended as a choice spot to satisfy that goal.
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