On May 18th of 2010 my family and I went to this Awesome Italian Restaurant called Mercato Ristorante, which is located in Downtown of Olympia in Washington State. This Mercato Restaurant looked good on the outside and on the inside. Their menu looked good and tempting :) Pretty much anything that is cooked with Italian style is very delicious and yummy. Anyway, I usually like to try the Chicken Alfredo in all Italian Restaurants. So, I found this choice on their menu that resembled the most my favorite Italian dish of Chicken Alfredo. Their Menu Choice is called PENNE DI POLLO ALLA TOSCANA, the penne tossed with sauteed chicken breast and sun-dried tomatoes in a white wine cream sauce. Hmm… that sounds so good, makes me want to go back there and get it again :) I found this Penne Di Pollo Alla Toscana Menu Choice in their Pasta Category of their Menu.
So, did it taste any good? Oh yeah, I believe that this is the best resemblance of Chicken Alfredo I have ever tried. It was just perfect with hot, creamy, and delicious white wine sauce. The sun-dried tomato touch is just exactly what it needed to make this meal worth remembering. I think I’m beginning to taste this Toscana again as I’m writing about it in this article :) This Penne Di Pollo Alla Toscana cost me $16.00, I’m not sure if I got there at lunch or dinner time, most likely lunch time. I’d say this restaurant is a little pricey, but it is definitely worth it.
Also, I wanted to let you know that my wife and my son had a birthday on that same day. So, they asked for the choices that this restaurant provides for people on their birthdays. When the waitress began to tell us the free choices for birthday people I was expecting her to stop after the first choice, but she kept on going and going. When the waitress was done with the free birthday list of choices for deserts I already forgot what some of them were. So, my wife and my son chose the Creme Brulee. After they finished it, my wife said that it is the best Creme Brulee ever. I thought I’d let you know this, just in case you went there on your birthday. Oh, yeah, and make sure to bring your driver license, some other identification card, your birth certificate, and other paperwork that can prove that it is your birthday, because this restaurant is very professional and strict… Okay, okay, I’m joking… Did you have a heart attack yet? :) No, you don’t need any proof for your birthday, or at least my wife and son didn’t need any proof. Just go and enjoy this restaurant, I’m sure you’ll like it.
If you want to view the official website of Mercato Ristorante and their menu choices online, then Click Here. But if you would like to go and give them a try without viewing their website, then as of May 18th, 2010 here is their address, phone, and operating hours information…
111 Market St.NW
Olympia, WA 98501
Sunday – Thursday = 11:00 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday – Saturday = 11:00 a.m. – 10 p.m.