Florentina’s Ristorante Italiano draws ’em in with its signature dishes and homemade sauces that make dining here a treat. You can go all out on the Rigatoni Florentina (grilled chicken with mushrooms, , onions, broccoli, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, capers, kalamata olives and garlic in a tomato cream sauce) or have the parmigiana with a choice of veal, eggplant or chicken. Or, order a pizza baked in a brick oven or one of the many classic pasta dishes. There’s also a children’s menu.
Be forewarned, however, that entrees are huge–and believe me, if my then 20-year-old son couldn’t down his meal, it’s just too dang much. Staff said people liked having leftovers to take home, but if you’re staying in a hotel, the thought is less appealing. I recommend, therefore, sharing a dish if there are two of you and ordering a salad or appetizer to go with it.
That way you might even have room for dessert, with temptations ranging from tiramisu to creme brulee