My husband and I have been looking for a GOOD local Italian restaurant. On a recommendation of a friend and babysitter with the little ones, we went to Tropea in Redmond.
We got one of the last tables at 6:30 on a Saturday evening. The crowd of Redmondites were casually dressed in this low lit cozy restaurant. The waiter, who my husband swore was hispanic, greeted us with an Italian accent. He was charming and attentive. I don't care if the accent was fake, I enjoyed it!
The house wines were delicious--we enjoyed two glasses each. The rustic bread went great with the very garlicky olive oil.
We ordered the breaded calamari which, unfortunately was not so good. The calamari was a bit rubbery and the breading was tossed on the top. It wasn't what we expected, which is fine, but it also wasn't good. We think it was burned...but since everything else was good, we'll chock it up to an off plate.
My husband ordered a creamy tortellini with proccutio
which had a delicious smokey flavor. It was very heavy. I had the veal marsala which came with a side of rotini. I would have preferred spaghetti with red sauce, but this was fine. The veal was tender and delicious.
We had tiramisu for dessert which is probaby the best tiramisu I have ever had. You could really taste the espresso which had us buzzing all night!! The waiter said it was homemade.
The ambiance, service and food made for a wonderful dinner. The prices were very reasonable and we will be back...maybe with the kids because they do have high chairs!