Jon & Vinny’s!
- By Pam Bushman
- Photo By Paige Petrone
We knew Jon & Vinny’s was a winner when two bites into our first course, Grilled Asparagus, we were already planning our next visit. Dressed with lemon and black pepper and dripping in Parmesan, this was a simple vegetable elevated to sublime deliciousness.
Our seats at the “Chef’s Counter” offered us a view of our next dish, Chicken Parmesan, being finished in the pizza oven. Fun! It was thick, juicy, and topped with the perfect amount of sauce and cheese. The menu is meant to be shared family style and this definitely was enough for at least three people. In fact, we had to control ourselves to not fill up on it.
There are several pizzas on the menu that we wanted to try but decided to stick with what we knew, with the Classic Margherita. Hands down it had one of the best crusts we had tasted. It was crisp, chewy and slightly tangy. That little zing played well with the sauce and mozzarella. The Spicy Fusilli with Vodka Sauce had a little kick. This was a nice twist and the sauce coated the homemade pasta beautifully.
Dessert was a study in creaminess. The house-made Soft Serve Ice Cream was a cool ending to our meal on a warm summer day.
Jon & Vinny’s is located at 412 North Fairfax Avenue. Reservations are suggested.