Need suggestion in Ambler/Montgomeryville area
We will be having dinner with friends who live in a retirement community very close to the William Penn Inn on Route 202. We have been to the Inn many times, and would like to try something different.
Can someone recommend a place within a ten-minute drive from there? Italian would be good. Nothing too exotic.
We have gone to Fusion a few times, but again, would like to try something different.
Also, it will be on Sunday, and not everyplace is open.
Hope you can help! Thanks.
Normandy Farm comes to mind. I've only eaten there as part of a large group for business meetings, and they do THAT well so I would be willing to try the restaurant.
Bocelli's in the Gwynned train station is nearby, they serve good italian, good pasta. BYO. Not sure if they are open Sunday but you can check. I am a big fan of From the Boot in Ambler, great casual italian, they just got their liquor license. I am pretty sure they are open for Sundaty dinner. Other nice non-italian options would include Trax, Dettera, or Bridget's in Ambler, I have not been to the Broad Axe (mixed reviews) but it is a beautiful building and also nearby. I have also heard good things about Radice which is right on 202, very close by as well.
Another option for Italian is Bacco. Just north of the Wm Penn Inn on 202. They have a brick oven pizza kitchen on one side, and full sit down menu in the main dining room. Both are great, servings are generous. The menu includes both the staples like spaghetti & meatballs, and more creative dishes in the veal and seafood categories. Excellent salads & wine as well.
I second the Bocelli's recommendation. Always good food. It is a BYOB but they are open on Sundays. I suggest making a reservation - SOON - as they are not a big place and can get busy. (215-646-9912)
Thanks so much for the suggestions. We have dinner with our friends there often, so I'll keep this list for future reference.
We made a reservation for Bocelli for Sunday and I'll report back.
We had a lovely dinner with our friends at Bocelli. Thanks for the excellent recommendation.
We went early, with a reservation, and we had a round table that was perfect.
Everyone enjoyed their meal - the mussels got the most raves -and the homemade cannoli was a treat for dessert. We'll definitely be returning.
I'll keep the other suggestions in mind; we get up that way fairly often.