Restaurant Review: Squisito's
Captain of all things culinary, Jake Caroselli offers his trained taste buds to bring you this restaurant review of one of Severn's "hidden gems," Squisito's.
Squisito's has a formal Italian feel with a flare of New York City. It's rather like walking into an Italian restaurant and a New York pizzeria at the same time.
The staff greet you kindly upon arrival. With a huge selection of pizza, pasta, subs, and specialties, it's hard to pick just one thing to eat. Some may find it a little confusing because the order is placed before you even take a seat. However, once ordered, just sit back, relax and let the friendly staff do the rest in the style of a fine Italian restaurant.
While waiting for your food, be sure to enjoy all the pictures of the New York skyline around the establishment. The ambiance is unique and welcoming.
In some respects, its red and white retro-themed checkered tablecloths remind me of a classic Italian dinner scene. I almost regretted not ordering the spaghetti and meatballs just so I could reenact the famous scene of Disney's Lady and the Tramp.
Fortunately, I looked across the table and realized I was there with my college buddy and not my girlfriend, so the spinach-filled eggplant parmesan was a good choice.
While Squisito's may feel like formal Italian dining, it's actually a great place for family events, date nights or just hanging out with friends. The dishes are very affordable and offer generous portions. If you prefer to take the dining experience home, everything on the menu is available for take-out.
With a good alcohol/wine selection and music gently meandering into your ears, you'll have no problem getting comfortable and enjoying a nice meal. I was very satisfied with my visit and would definitely recommend that you stop by, especially if you're in the mood for a little taste of Italy, New York style.