Fratelli Trattoria Lebanon Reviews
Superb Italian Food in a small town Jan 04, 2011
We drove 35 miles from home to get to this well talked about restaurant. This night was to celebrate my old 41st Birthday. We were greeted at the door by the Hostess. She seated us by a beautiful window view. Each window is adorned with wooden shutters and two tea lights in each window. The restaurant is not a large restaurant. Just two rooms and one of the rooms has a Brick Oven to cook the homeade pizzas that are offered on the menu. We agreed tonight was not a gourmet pizza night for us so we started our meal out with Greek olive Foccacia and and another crusty homeade bread to be dipped in olive oil and a mixed greens salad lightly dressed with a lemon vinaigrette and garnished with peppercinis.
Each season the menu changes and each night has a few different specials. The menu was in Italian and translated for us.
Mom ordered what was not off of the menu but the chef was glad to prepare it since she has been here to this restaurant before. She ordered Angel Hair Pasta over fresh diced tomatos and garnished with Large Lump Crab meat. Fresh Reggiano Parmesano came to the table in a bowl also.
Rick ordered bugatini con gambero ed cavolifiore which is bugatini with jumbo shrimp, roasted cauliflower, carmelized onions with golden raisins and a lemon pepper sauce.
I ordered the Gnocchi dell'oro con funghi e soia, translated as Golden Potato gnocchi with wild mushrooms, fresh soy beans in a marsala sauce finished off with truffle oil.
The plates were the right size for each of us and Mom even had some leftover to be brought home. We chose not to order wine even though the Wine selection was full of variety and reasonably priced.
Once we finished the meal the dessert menu came out in addition to a dessert mixed drinks, but we only ordered One Eggnog Creme Brulee garnished with snickerdoodle cookies, fresh whipped cream and a mint leaf. Mom, and Rick had coffee and I got a Green Mint tea to keep the stomach vibrant.
We were extremely impressed with the hostesses, hosts, servers, even the Chef/Owner came out. He studied at Hershey Hotel and is the current Chef for the restaurant. We agreed that this is the best Italian restaurant in the Harrisburg, Hershey, Lebanon area! I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone who wants to have a enjoyable, no rush , romantic evening with a loved one or just a family meal.
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