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WHAT: Amarone Italian Restaurant
WHERE: 524 Main St., Huron
HOURS: 5-9 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 5-9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., closed Sun.
A few weeks ago, the Sandusky Register had a story in the business section about Amarone Italian Restaurant in Huron. The story didn’t say much about the food, but our interest was piqued and we decided to take a look.
Owner and chef Maurizio Buttinelli was born in Italy and brought his delicious recipes from the region where he lived. He makes everything the way he knows is right, and all of it is from scratch. It may take a little bit longer for your meal to arrive at the table, but it’s well worth the wait.
You can’t tell how lovely the interior is from the outside view. Our server had lots of personality and greeted us warmly, then kept us laughing through the whole meal.
We started with a bowl of Italian Wedding Soup. It was a little different than what we make, and we were told that that’s the way it is made in his town, using chicken instead of little meatballs. It was very good. Our salad had dark green lettuces with bleu cheese dressing, and was cold, crisp and delicious.
I ordered one of my favorite Italian dishes, Pollo Parmigiana, which is breaded chicken with mozzarella cheese baked in marinara sauce. It came with a large portion of spaghetti on the side, and everything was done just right.
My husband ordered chicken in alfredo sauce with homemade-type noodles, which was very good as well.
Some of the more interesting appetizers were the calamari squid, which is deep fried or sautéed in garlic, white wine and marinara sauce. The steamed mussels and onions in garlic, white wine and marinara looked tasty as well. There were many more appetizers, so there’s sure to be something for everyone.
Their 12-inch pizzas are topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella, but you can add many other toppings to create your favorite pie. The pasta selection is so extensive that you’ll have trouble choosing – they all sounded really good.
One that I want to try next time is the Spaghetti Mare e Monte, with shrimp, scallops and mushrooms in an alfredo sauce. Another favorite is Vitello Piccata, which is veal cooked in white wine and lemon sauce. They even have gnocchi potato dumplings served with chicken in a marinara sauce.
When you go to Amarone Italian Restaurant, I think you’ll be amazed by the wonderful menu. All entrees include a soup or salad, and a special dessert is offered up daily (when I went, it was tiramisu – but as usual, I didn’t have room for it). We thoroughly enjoyed this hidden Italian delight.
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