We decided we wanted Italian food and headed to Cafe Vesuvio. The restaurant has been in the same location for a while and we have eaten there before...but it has been several years ago. At that time the food tasted more pre-processed than home-made. That's the basic reason I had not wanted to return to eat here. However, several folk in town had spoken highly of the current menu.
I ordered veal parmigiana and was very pleased with taste and quantity of food I was served. The salad was the usual garden variety salad, but all the items were very fresh. The garlic bread was also very good.
Our waitress was superb. She was friendly and very attentive of our needs.
The only less than perfect issue we had was that the calamari was over-cooked. It looked delicious on the plate when it was delivered...but sadly it was very chewy. Calamari is generally a good measuring stick for how good the cooks in the kitchen are... However, I am willing to forgive this one misstep by figuring the cooks were very busy that particular evening. I hope that someone from Cafe Vesuvio reads my remarks and will stress the importance of having every food item perfect when it is served.
All in all, Cafe Vesuvio is an excellent place to eat Italinan food in Sanford. I will certainly eat here again...
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