Saporito's Florence Club Cafe - Hull
One word: "GO"
After looking at a faded Boston Globe review of Saporito's on our fridge door for about 3 years, my wife & I finally went down to Hull a few months ago and we loved it. Great little place w/ terrific atmosphere, great service and delicious food.
We went back this past weekend and had a fantastic meal. We started w/ a fresh tomato, bibb lettuce & blue cheese salad, along with an appetizer portion of rigatoni Bolognese. The salad was very good w/ deliciously fresh heirloom tomatoes. But the Bolognese was incredibly delicious - I was ready to order a full sized-portion for my dinner.
Instead, I got the swordfish special - a perfectly grilled & seasoned swordfish served over a wild mushroom risotto. Delicious. My wife got the hangar steak, served w/ herb & parmesad dusted fries and a side of green beans. The meat was tasty & cooked to order, but was a bit too tough for our tastes. She'll probably go w/ the ribeye next time.
About 15 minutes after we ordered our entrees, the owner came to our table to confirm our orders, saying the ticket got jammed in the printer in the kitchen. She apologized profusely, even though we hadn't really noticed and didn't really care that our entrees were a bit tardy. Moments later, she arrived again with a complementary dish of antipasto just to tide us over until the entrees were completed. About 10 minutes later our entrees arrived piping hot. The owner also came by again to make sure all was well, and to tell us dessert was also on the house due to the delay in getting the entrees served.
Time for dessert came and the server said if we were too full for dessert, the owner would love to send us home w/ a small order of the Bolognese, which I had been raving about to both the server & the owner. But I rallied and we got an order of ice cream-filled profiteroles, which were yummy.
When the server brought the check, she also brought a single-serving take-out portion of Bolognese sauce. I'm looking forward to making a bit of pasta and having that Bolognese for lunch one day this week.
Dinner with the salad & Bolognese for starters, the swordfish & hangar steak for entrees, 2 cocktails and a half-bottle of Red Zinfandel came to about $120 w/ tax & generous tip to our wonderful server.
John in Norwood
We were there last year and concur. it's a nice place. the food is tasty without being over the top and the prices are reasonable. The excellent service that you mention adds to the overall experience.
Great post. We've been going there a few times a year for years. The food and service are always excellent. It's such a small place it's sometimes hard to get a reservation but it's definitely worth planning ahead to go there.