Tutto Mario in Chalfont
We were very excited to try Tutto Mario this weekend, but were somewhat disappointed with the salads and pastas we tried. The bruschetta, however, was deliciously seasoned even with its pale off-season tomatoes. The house salad -- always a test -- arrived a bit soggy with dressing and leaned too heavily on balsamic vinegar. Fresh pretty standard greens but overwhelmed. The avocado salad with mozzerella and balsamic reduction: also good quality ingredients, but they didn't really complement each other. My husband found the portobello ravioli very good, and the penne putanesca was richly tomato and skillfully seasoned -- lively with heat but without damaging the other flavors. The lobster ravioli, however, was not a plesant experience. The pasta seemed too thick, and in a thick cream/tomato sauce became sort of gooey. Generous with lobster but couldn't really taste it through the sauce. The puttanesca and lobster ravioli portions were too large for us to finish, so we didn't have dessert.
The people serving were delightful and attentive, and except for the loud music (Sinatra, Ella, etc.) which people had to talk over, we weren't put off by the informal environment or the 'retail-style' building.
So, pasta and starter for three: $100 plus tip.
Tutto Mario Restaurant
459 W Butler Ave, Chalfont, PA 18914