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bookwrm81 Jan 28, 2010 03:09 PM

Just stopped tonight-not in the mood to cook or go out! We are trying a couple of different offerings: Vegetable Stuffed Sole, Chicken Marsala and their Mashed Potatoes. We haven't tried too much more than that, I was wondering if anyone had any favorites? At $9-18 apiece I wouldn't mind knowing about some sure bets!

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  1. DonShirer RE: bookwrm81 Jan 28, 2010 04:31 PM

    Strange you should mention that! As it happens, I save the pans and tops to grow seeds in, so I just had to look at the labels to see what we have tried in the last year. All were pretty good, but the ones I remenber as being especially tasty are marked with *, and ones I wasn't so crazy about (but still ok) are marked with a -.

    CHICKEN
    C. Stemperata, Grilled C. & Penne w/Brie, C. Apulia*, Grilled C. & Vegetables-, Cornish Hen w/Wild Rice-, C. Limone. C. Cordon Bleu*, Coq Au Vin-, Grilled C. Primavera, C. Milanese, C. Francaise, C. Alicia*, Herb Roasted C., C. alla Cucina, C. Piccata
    MEAT
    Veal Scaloppine alla Parma*, Veal Marsala, Pork Chops Pizzaiola, Veal Provencal
    SEAFOOD
    Thai Shrimp & Chicken Curry*, Grilled Halibut w/Basil Aioli, Coconut Shrimp-. Lemon Sole
    LASAGNA
    Chicken & Artichoke L.*, Wild Mushroom&Spinach L., Cheese L., Vegetable L.
    MISC
    Gruyere Scalloped Potatoes, Sauteed Spinach, Garlic Bread-(Texas bread is better!)

    Hope that gets your gastric juices bubbling!

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      bookwrm81 RE: DonShirer Jan 29, 2010 12:32 PM

      Wow! Thanks for the thorough list! I have noticed we tend to like the chicken dishes. I would not recommend the Vegetable Stuffed Sole. The stuffing probably would have been ok paired with something else but totally overwhelmed the fish. My husband was disappointed. Anyway thanks again, great excuse to stop by and grab a couple more to try!

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        DonShirer RE: bookwrm81 Feb 8, 2010 06:44 PM

        Thanks for reminding us that we needed to visit PV again. Got some Veal & Peppers which went great over linguine, and some Sauteed spinach which I thought had a little too much olive oil.

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          aquidneck RE: DonShirer Feb 9, 2010 06:36 AM

          absolutely love Chicken Alicia. Everytime the in-laws come up to RI they stop at PV and stock us up. Also like the Beef Stew.

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      Zabelle51 RE: bookwrm81 Feb 16, 2010 03:53 AM

      One of our favorite dishes are the Tuscan short ribs and the Tuscan stew is good too. I swear we lived on their food for about a year. I like the butternut squash and the pumpkin ravioli and the garlic cream pasta sauce. When I can't decide what to make for dinner, why worry I can stop on the way home from work.

      1. DonShirer RE: bookwrm81 Jul 7, 2010 02:51 PM

        BW:
        Just had some of their Eggplant Rollatini (eggplant wrapped around ricotta with other good stuff). Best eggplant dish I ever had! Couldn't resist looking up this thread so I could recommend it.

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          aareri RE: DonShirer Jul 8, 2010 03:15 AM

          We stopped in last weekend and can highly recommend the white clam sauce ($5.95), we picked up a lb of fresh pasta ($3.50) to go with it, it was a great meal for the two of us. For just shy of $10, with lots of pasta leftover we were very happy.

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            bookwrm81 RE: aareri Jul 8, 2010 09:49 AM

            Thanks for adding to the thread! I haven't stopped in awhile but with all the new recommendations I guess I have a good excuse. Another great place for fresh pasta is El & Ela's in Deep River. Their herb pasta is amazing!

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