Leoci’s Trattoria Review
|May 1, 2012||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under Georgia, Restaurants, Savannah|
It has been such a jam-packed last couple of days and I just have so much to share with you guys!
Before my mom left to go home to Arizona we had one last nice dinner out. We live about 20 miles from downtown Savannah so we decided to make the trip and start exploring our new city. After a quick look at UrbanSpoon we were sold on Leoci’s Trattoria.
Leoci’s serves authentic Italian food using locally sourced ingredients when possible. The reviews I read all raved about the huge deck for outdoor eating and I was looking forward to experiencing it myself. What I didn’t know is that Leoci’s takes reservations every day because they are so busy. We got lucky to even get a table inside!
Even though we didn’t get to sit on the deck I loved the interior atmosphere. Since it was 5:30 we were the only ones sitting inside. Oh the joys of parenthood and wanting to make it home before bedtime 😉
Our server was really sweet and immediately brought us out some delicious house-made bread. The loaf was some kind of olive bread and it was so warm and perfectly chewy. The sticks apparently tasted great because Chris chowed them down without sharing 😉 One of my favorite things was the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. They grated fresh parmesan into it which is something I haven’t seen before. That little bit of cheese took it to a different level. Delish!
While we waited for our food I enjoyed a glass of vino. Since I am breastfeeding I don’t drink much or often but I do love a good glass of wine. This pinot noir was smooth and fruity. It also made me realize how much I have missed wine.
As an appetizer Chris and I shared a small Caesar salad. It was good but it was just a Caesar salad. The dressing was good and their doused the whole thing in cheese which is a win in my book.
The real star of the show was my entree. Mom and I split the lobster ravioli in champagne lobster sauce. Oh my goodness you guys … this was AH-MAZING! Mom and I were both pleasantly surprised by how delicious it was. The sauce was absolute perfection and the handmade ravioli was exceptional. I could eat this all the time and be completely satisfied. I highly recommend it if you visit Leoci’s.
Chris had the Classic Bolognese … house-made pappardella pasta tossed in a Hunter Cattle Co. hunter sauce consisting of beef, pork and veal ragu with a touch of Sweet Grass Dairy cream. He was a gentleman and let me have a bite after taking a picture. It was delicious also. There is something so amazing about handmade pasta when it is done right and it certainly was done right here.
Overall we had a really good experience at Leoci’s Trattoria. I can see if becoming one of our favorite Savannah restaurants. If you are ever visiting the city make sure you check it out … just call ahead and make reservations so you can sit out on the deck.
Mom has only been gone for a few days and I miss her already. I think Emmie does too … they were quite the team for 2 weeks. Lucky for all of us Em and I already have our next trip to Arizona planned for the summer
What’s your favorite Italian dish? Are you a wino?