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We have discovered that Mauro’s restaurant in Ossining is offering us a delicious break in pricing. This tucked away little gem on Main Street in Ossining, consistently serves up delicious Italian fare. The restaurant has an extensive menu but we have found the new family style menu just right for today’s pocket book. Although the restaurant appears to be more formal at first-glance, customers are finding their comfort in casual attire as well. Mauro’s is family owned and we find we are made to feel like family… very comfortable.

For $23.95 (for two) the new menu begins with your choice of salad.  Salad choices are House or Caesar. I enjoyed the Caesar with its crisp romaine and recommend getting it with the “achiuge” (anchovies) followed by a quite generous portion of pasta.

At a recent lunch, we ordered the bucatini amatriciana which not only served two of us, but became dinner for three others later! That further stretches the cost of this offering. A third person can join your party for an additional $11.95. The sauce was quite nice, although I think it would benefit from the traditional guanciale (cured pork jowls). Just across the tongue, you’ll notice a nice zing from the addition of red pepper flakes – – just enough to keep it interesting. The texture of this sauce is the perfect match with bucatini.

Spaghetti carbonara is nice, and again just needs an extra kick on the smokiness of the requisite pancetta.  This choice is perfect for a chilly winter or brisk almost-spring day.

True to Italian tradition, Mauro’s is offering Mom’s Sunday “Gravy”. The sauce which is an Italian-American tradition is a richly cooked down ragu enhanced with delicious meatballs and other cuts of meat (think sausage, short ribs, etc.) This is served with the pasta of your choice.  I would suggest you combine it with a ridged pasta such as rigatoni, or my favorite, a wide noodle such as pappardelle.

To complement the meal, they now have a nice wine list with 18 bottles priced at $18 each. It has been quite a long time since we have seen pricing like this in a restaurant.

Other Pasta choices are:

rigatoni bolognese

penne tomato basil

tortellaci (a delicious stuffed pasta) in pink sauce with prosciutto and peas

In addition, we were happy to see a new Happy Hour added to the mix.  Monday – Friday 4:00 – 6:00 PM, they offer two meatball sliders for $4, four Blue Point oysters on the half-shell for $4.50  as well as Buffalo wings for $4 among other offerings. We were really pleasantly surprised to see glasses of wine and martinis at a $4 price point.

With the wide variety of choices, we can find ourselves visiting Mauro’s often and not worrying about denting the wallet.

Mauro’s Restaurant

199 Main Street

Ossining, NY 10562

914-941-2662

www.MaurosRestaurant.com

2 Comments

  1. Nick S. wrote:

    Spaghetti Carbonara? Yes please.

    Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 11:19 pm | Permalink
  2. Susan D wrote:

    Sidle me up to the bar for meatball sliders – yum! We’ve always loved Mauro’s and now they’ve given us more reasons to return.

    Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

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