Ok everybody, it’s time to get back on track and talk about what I love most… Good food. Case in point – Little Italy. Little Italy has been around forever, but I had never eaten there until this week when a colleague suggested we meet there for our business lunch. I love Italian food and happily agreed, eager at the chance to try a new (new for me, at least) restaurant.
Little Italy’s longevity alone led me to believe that there must be some pretty good food there, but as soon as I walked in and took in the no-frills decor I knew I was in for some Italian food that meant business. Lately, I’ve been noticing how often fancy decorations overcompensate for so-so food. And honestly I don’t really mind. Sometimes it’s worth dining on blah food to hang out in a place that makes you feel cooler just by being there. I most definitely did not feel like cool while dining at Little Italy. Instead, I felt like a total moron for have never eaten there before.
The menu at Little Italy is pretty impressive. Even the lunch menu has a great selection of pasta dishes, though I had to refer to the main menu to look up the definitions of several offerings. I seriously pondered opting for one of the ‘lighter’ options, or, more specifically, the dishes that had at least one vegetable in addition to the tomato sauce. The spinach lasagna was a good enough compromise (it’s got spinach in the name, so it must be healthy, right people?). Had I been alone or in the company of wolves I would have eagerly eaten my way through the bread basket. However, I was trying to portray as much professionalism as possible, so when my salad was delivered I was thankful for the distraction. After a few moments my spinach lasagna arrived, and I was astounded by the proportion. It looked like almost half a whole lasagna! No problem here, though. I don’t really know what else to say other that it was absolutely delicious. I could only eat about a quarter of it, but don’t believe for a second that I didn’t take the rest of that bad boy home with me. It had layers of noodles, creamy spinach infused cheese, and a layer of melted mozzarella all swimming in delicious tomato sauce.
My experience at Little Italy could not have been more delightful. The service was polite and attentive and the food was delectable. This is one place that I know, without a doubt, I will be visiting again soon.
3320 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75701-7818