We have been trying to find someplace in the Fredericksburg area that serves a decent plate of pasta for a while. While the experiences have not been awful, they have left us feeling unsatisfied. Sort of like a movie that has a bad ending. We are standing out in the parking lot going "they should have done this or that...". We just walked away feeling that we could boil the water, cook some pasta, and pour on the sauce ourselves at home for half the time and half the cost. Those were not our feelings when we left Basilico NY Deli. Instead we left thinking about stopping by for lunch sometime.
We took a look at the menu. I am a "special" kind of guy, so I decided to try the spaghetti and meatballs that comes with bread and a salad. Mrs. Alphageek settled on the chicken piccata to which she added a side Caesar salad. They have a large selection of sandwiches and salads that also appear on the menu.
Mrs. Alphageek's food is pictured below. She seemed very pleased with her combination of flavors. I took a sample and noted that the combination of lemon and capers tasted fresh and balanced and nothing at all like something that might have come out of a can. The chicken was perfectly cooked, so the sauce did not need to cover up dried out chicken. It was a perfectly balanced pasta dish.
|Chicken Piccata (click to enlarge)|
|Chicken with Meatballs (click to enlarge)|
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