Supposed Mafia hangout in N. Westchester with ricotta cheesecake??
This is a long shot but I had a bout of nostalgia and was wondering about a restaurant my aunt took me to probably 35 years ago. I don't have a lot to go on and it may no longer exist but if it does, I'd love to go back. All I remember is that it was in Northern Westchester -- perhaps near Pleasantville or somewhere close to but south of Peekskill. It was, I think, a house that had been turned into a restaurant. I seem to feel that there was a parking lot to its immediate right. I believe it was not in a town but in the countryside. My aunt said it was known as a place the Mafia would hang out (and she was a pretty prim and proper person so for her to say this either means it really was notorious or she was exaggerating something benign). All I remember is that it had a really good ricotta cheesecake.
Is this enough for someone to identify this place?
I'm thinking that your talking about the old Ciro's, it was out between Croton and Yorktown, I had an uncle that used to work there as a waiter. But that place is long gone. I'm not sure of the road but I think it was on Rt. 129?? It could have also been 118?? There was always talk of that having definite Mafia ties.....allegedly, sorry I don't remember their cheesecake though.
Regarding the supposedly Mafia hangout it certainly was not Le Fontane. They havent been around long enough.Before they arrived I think it was a bar restaurant called Tommys.
I remember Ciros and recalled that Ciro made a great Lobster lasagna. He sold the restaurant and then had to return when the new owners failed to make payments. A short while later it burned down.
Le Fontane Restaurant
137 Route 100, Katonah, NY 10536
I know this is an old post but I know exactly where you're talking about. It's a little north of Pleasantville, in South Salem. I grew up there and pretty much everyone in town knows what goes on there, but it is a fabulous little restaurant. Brick Oven pizza "bar" on one side and upscale restaurant on the other. It is tucked away in the country away from the actual "town".