“Restaurant Finds – Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano”

So, we went to a great restaurant a few weekends ago. Not only have we been there quite often over the last several years, but we feel that it has some of the best service in town – thanks to Mehdi! It has great ambience…an old house that has been re-modeled many years ago into a great place, but it does not look old at all. It has the most comfortable seating for having a martini, glass of wine, or drink with your special someone, and the food has always been consistently really good!! Not only does it have all of that going for it, but the prices and the quality of selections available on the menu are always great and worth what you pay. Be sure to have a “Dirty Martini,” or two, because they are the best we have found! 

The last time we were there, we had the Pomodori di Caprese appetizer. It is a really nice Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella and Tomato dish, with fresh basil, a good quality extra-virgin olive oil, and freshly cracked pepper. It is a great appetizer that would go well with a nice Rose from Provence, which is South France, or a great Italian Rose. They had neither, but their Prosseco worked out really well!

The main dinner salad is always nice. Though it is not huge, it does not have to be. The apps, main courses, and desserts are enough by the evening’s end. It is a simple salad of nice greens, with a wedge of cheese and a nice tomato slice. It comes dressed with a very nice oil dressing and cracked pepper…it is a good start to a really nice meal.

For the entre, I had the Costoletta di Vitella…a bone-in Veal chop, with a really great Marsala Wine Sauce and sauted mushrooms. It is great, and we had a bottle of Villa Antinori from Tuscany to go with the dinner. It came with a side of pasta, in a really nice and light tomato sauce. The chops are always done right, and it is a big plate – but not so big that you can’t have dessert!

The desserts are not on the menu, but the list is fairly short. They are all really good, and the waiter can tell you all about them from memory! We had the Spumoni, which is an Italian ice-cream dish that goes great with the Fonseca Port…or just a coffee, which is good there too!

It was a little pricey, but we felt it was well worth it. For all of the great service and ambience, the great appetizers, the really nice wines and drinks, as well as the great desserts – it was about $200.00, before the tip.

It is always easy to get in and seated there, without ever feeling like we had to wait any time at all. Everyone is always nice, and not just because we are spending money there. Also, you can go to just have dessert if you like, at anytime in the evening. We found out is not always possible, at other places.

I suggest you go there, we do…it is always great! It is at Fredricksburg and Wurzbach, in the Medical Center…their number is 210-696-2536.

Cheers, and Bunno Appetito! MDY.

One Response to ““Restaurant Finds – Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano””

  1. Naillinkalsib Says:

    Thankz for the post.

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