FISHKILL, N.Y. -- It’s a simple question: “What’s the most DVlicious Italian restaurant in the county?”
What's the Best Italian Restaurant in Dutchess County?
Antonella's Restaurant & Pizza, Fishkill
Aroma Osteria, Wappingers Falls
Il Barilotto Enoteca, Fishkill
Sounds straightforward, right? But with a dizzying array of options – everything from old-school red sauce joints to modern takes on Grandma’s homemade cooking to trattorias with gourmet pizzas -- the answer can be hard to answer.
We asked for your favorites; three have been narrowed down as part of our contest and those finalists are being profiled this week.
Voting continues until 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.
Grab a fork, read on, and let your fingers do the clicking.The winner will receive a framed DVlicious certificate as well as the pride in knowing it offers a taste of Italy close to home.
What Makes It Pasta Perfect: The restaurant, owned by Scott Rosenberg and Edwardo Lauria, is known for what Rosenberg calls "inventive Italian food" with an urban feel.
"We offer high-level service and high-level food, and we have an extensive all Italian wine list," he said. "We have a very intimate relationship with our customer base, and we have a very high level of return clientele."
Worth Special Mention: The restaurant has won 10 Wine Spectator Magazine awards over the last 10 years, and earned an award for "Best Pasta in the Hudson Valley" from Hudson Valley Magazine in 2015. Half of their pastas are handmade at the restaurant.
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