Friday, February 15, 2008

Real Eats -- Pezzella's Villa Napoli, Sunnyvale, CA

Standing room only! That's how it was from the time my wife and I got to Pezzella's until the time we left!

Dinner at Pezzella's is something special for us so we chose it for Valentine's Day dinner, even though we've been regular patrons for many years.
Reservations made about a week before made the experience even better as we were seated at the time we reserved and left many waiting in the lobby area. So, as with many things in life, planning ahead makes it more enjoyable.
We started off with an off-menu item -- spinach salad. One of our Pezzella's favorite, so instead of splitting a salad which we do frequently, we each ordered one! Inside tip: they often will make this delicious salad even though its not on their regular menu.
For our main courses, my wife had her favorite Red Linguine Misto with clams, prawns, and crab. "It was great" was her words! My entree was off their special Valentine's Day menu. I ordered the Petrale Sole with lemon-butter caper sauce. In addition to a very generous portion of sole, it was served with rice and grilled veggies and was outstanding.
We topped it off with a Chocolate Tartuffo (ball of gelato) coated with pistachios and cocoa and served with whipped cream. Wow!
Service was attentive but not overbearing and prices were reasonable so we continue to be pleased with the value package (excellent food, great service and reasonable prices) they present.
Pezzella's, a family-owned restaurant, has been a part of Sunnyvale for more than 50 years and greeting us last night was Pat and Margie Pezzella who are always so gracious and helpful.
To view an excellent website with lunch and dinner menus, photos of menu items and more go to
Pezzella’s Villa Napoli, 1025 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA (408) 738-2400.
When you go, say "hello" to Pat and Margie!
Thanks for reading!

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