***** (5 stars, based on 1 review)
9 Maple Street, Kent, CT 06757
Doc's Trattoria is an Italian restaurant in Kent, CT, that Boston's Hidden Restaurants has not yet reviewed, but is considered a restaurant of interest by this Web site. Below is a section where our readers can give us their own reviews of Doc's Trattoria.
Sample items on the menu at Doc's Trattoria include four-cheese tortelloni, littleneck clams in white wine and garlic, and battered veal medallions in white wine, lemon, and butter sauce with capers.
Cost: moderately expensive
Location: near New York border
One Reason to Go: outdoor dining on patio
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*****Dave and Edie from Burlington, CT, say:
As frequent travelers to Italy, we have had the opportunity to enjoy some of the finest trattorias in Rome and Florence, in Cortona and Assisi, in Orvietto and throughout the hill towns of Tuscany and Umbria. We have been fortunate to have sampled some of the finest authentic Italian cuisine.
Last evening, along with my son and his wife, we had the opportunity to enjoy a real touch of Italy without the long flight. The experience which transported us to Italy for the evening took place at Doc's Trattoria in Kent, CT. Doc's is consider by many to be the finest trattoria in all of northwest Connecticut. After last night's experience, you can count us among them.
This delightful trattoria offers a warm and welcoming decor complete with comfortable seating and well placed photos of Sicilian culture which create an atmosphere that is the basis for a truly memorable evening. Their wait staff is professional and friendly. Unhurried seems to be the service credo of this outstanding trattoria.
The menu, a decision making challenge due to its myriad of authentic cuisine choices, offers some of the finest selections you will find on any menu. Perhaps it is best studied while enjoying a negroni or a limoncello martini.
Permit us to tell you what we enjoyed. For our antipasti we delighted in the flavors of an antipasto caprese and calamari fritti which were battered lightly and fried to a perfect golden color. The calamari was served with a wonderful house marinara sauce. For the piatti portion of the evening's fare our taste buds reveled at the bountiful flavors and seasonings of spaghetti carbonara (a perfect al dente), jumbo shrimp and mussels in a spicy marinara sauce, veal salt in bocca and pumpkin ravioli. To complement our dinners, our choice of wine was Mirabile Nero d` Avola '06, a Sicilian wine. We found this pairing provided for a most enjoyable dining experience.
After our dinner we were then tempted by the dolci. Our resistance was low and we weakened to enjoy the most delicious cannoli (whose filling was the smoothest and most tasty we've had) and a torta di cioccolato finished with a raspberry sauce that is second to none. We topped this off with an espresso and a cappucino completing an evening that will be long remembered.
Paulette and Roberto have done a marvelous work in creating this wonderful trattoria. For three hours they transported us from a cold and chilly northwest Connecticut to the amazing and wonderful land of Italy.
Edie and Dave Galusha
(Posted on 1/10/09)
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