Last night we had our monthly girls night out. I have been to Il Continori before, and they have wonderful, authentic Italian food. But a little birdie told me that they have a Wednesday night special. You get 3 courses for $18.95. Which is an insanely good value, considering most of the entrees on the menu are around $17. Needless to say, we couldn’t resist.
I really love the inside. The atmosphere reminds me of rustic Italy. Brick and stucco walls, dark wood tables, candles, white tablecloths and pictures of Italy. A mix of Andrea Bocelli and classical music accompanies your meal, though a bit too loud for our liking. I also must say that Pachelbel’s Canon is one of my favorite classical pieces, but not every version known to man, playing for half an hour straight. It was a bit much. We did have a good laugh about it though.
First, they brought out delicious fresh bread and olive oil with loads of sliced fresh garlic and sun dried tomatoes. It was so good, but I had to remind myself not to fill up.
The first course was a choice of antipasti or salad. The antipasti, which could feed two, consisted of chunks of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, olives, prosciutto, roasted red peppers, marinated artichokes, portabello mushrooms and eggplant. It was more than delicious. The green salad was tossed with a balsamic vinaigrette and mixed with red onion and pear tomatoes.
For the main course, you could choose from any pasta or meat dish on the menu under $17 or any of the 4 specials of the evening. I chose a special, pork in a port wine au jus, severed with garlic mashed potatoes with a squash and onion side dish. Another friend chose the fresh papparadelle with duck in a red sauce and the remaining 2 ladies chose the fresh fettuccine with peas and pancetta in a tomato cream sauce. Not only were they all delicious…but we each had enough for leftovers. As you can see, the portions are more than generous!
Dessert was a choice of about 5 homemade sweets. We chose tiramisu, orange creme brulee and chocolate gelato. Again, all equally good, though the chocolate gelato was reeeeeeally chocolaty!!!
Their wine list had many reasonably priced reds and whites by the bottle. It is so hard for all of us to agree on a wine, but this time we agreed on a bottle of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, a nice fruity red, with a little bit of spice. It was a steal at $25! Just $6 a person..and we all got more than a glass out of it. They even had an $18 Chianti on the list. I can’t remember the last time I saw a bottle of red wine on a wine list for less than $20.
The vote at the end of dinner….thumbs up! We all agreed to come back again. We would certainly go anytime, but with all that delicious homemade Italian food setting us back a mere $19, I think Wednesday will now be our favorite night to return!
2648 East Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590