Thursday, November 15, 2012
Calabrisella is located in the "Little Italy" area of Windsor, just a short easy drive from Caesar's. Walking in was like a step back in time. The restaurant is feels like that little neighborhood Italian place in New York or Chicago. And when Toni greets you at the door, you feel like you are actually part of the neighborhood.
There were four of us for dinner (Krissy, Caity and Tonya...who could easily be part of the family) and we all were interested in sharing our dinners. After hearing the table next to us ask Toni to order their dinners, some of which was spoken in Italian, we opted for the same pleasure.
We started with a delightful antipasto of salami, marinated artichokes, roasted eggplant and cheese. The main entrees were two chicken dishes and two sea bass. They were all spectacular. I can't remember all the names, but two were with red sauces, one white sauce with a bit truffle oil and one with with light oil sauce. She also recommended a wonderful Malbec wine to go with it. We ended dinner with a couple expressos and a cappuccino. We were having such a wonderful time that we almost didn't care about getting to the show.
But we did, although a few minutes late. The show was great and we all had a great time.
As we were heading to the tunnel back to the US, I checked in my purse for my passport. It's not there. Krissy pulled over and we start searching the car and my purse. I am panicking. Cold sweat...the whole deal. Finally, someone says...let's call the restaurant. Tonya quickly calls them (thank you Toni for giving us all your card) and believe it or not, they had it. It must have fallen out when we were paying for dinner. We rushed back to the restaurant where they were waiting with my passport. Whew! Hugs all around to Toni and the folks at Calabrisella Ristorante.
I can't wait to go again, but I think I need to get that enhanced license so I have back up.
For those Detroit area readers looking for a special and delicious night out, think about crossing the river and heading to Windsor and Calabrisella. You won't regret it. (Check out Trip Advisor for more reviews.)
(Photo from Trip Advisor. Hope the originator doesn't mind me using it.)