Fellini Cafe Trattoria is too saucy

As I was driving down Lancaster Avenue about a month ago, I was thrilled to see that a new Italian restaurant, Fellini Café Trattoria, would be opening up. There are not many solid Italian restaurants in the area, so I had high hopes for Fellini’s. 

     I was joined by fellow Sixth Former Teddy Curran as we walked into the festively decorated restaurant. We were promptly greeted by the hostess and sat down at our table. Bread was brought out with butter. Olive oil was not to be found, however, which was a little disappointing. Fellini staff did bring out complimentary bruschetta, toasted bread with olive oil and fresh, diced tomatoes on top. I was impressed because not only was it good, but typically, bruschetta is an appetizer you need to pay for. 

The antipasto taster at Fellini Cafe Trattoria – Matt Mignucci ’20

     Next was our appetizer course where we ordered an antipasto taster which was supposed to include mozzarella, prosciutto, and soppressata. But when the plate came out, there was no prosciutto, which I was a little upset about. It was replaced by some roasted vegetables and tomatoes, and zucchini, which weren’t bad, but it wasn’t prosciutto. 

Teddy Curran ’20 dining at Fellini Cafe trattoria – Matt Mignucci ’20

     Lastly, we ordered our entrees, which took a very long time to come out. I ordered penne alla vodka and Ted ordered a chicken parm with spaghetti. My dish came with pancetta and peas, which I enjoyed. The sauce tasted good, but the pasta was drenched in it. Ted said his chicken was good, but it wasn’t crispy on the outside and it didn’t have the crunch that he liked in his chicken parm. He also agreed that his pasta had too much sauce. 

I would recommend Fellini Cafe Trattoria if you are looking for some Italian food with the family or some close friends.

     Though the food took a little long to come out, the service was warm and friendly. The food was good, but not exceptional. I enjoyed the decor, especially all the Christmas lights, and the boxes of panettone (similar to pound cake) all over the place. I would give Fellini Cafe Trattoria a score of 7.2 out of 10 and would recommend it if you are looking for some Italian food with the family or some close friends.