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Jul 27, 2011 06:52 AM

Buonissimo's in Montco

The new place near Skippack & Dekalb pikes opened over the weekend, so I went last night to try them out. The interior is gourmet deli style - cases of nicely prepared & presented dishes, a few tables, and a cheery yellow interior. Reminded me of the small roadside eateries I saw in Italy.

I sampled the zuchinni ripeni, the eggplant polpette and the caprese salad. The zuchinni ripene was my favorite, stuffed with ground veal and cheese. The flavors were balanced, and it was very satisfying. The eggplant was a unique presentation: chunks formed into balls, breaded and lightyly sauteeed. I added some red sauce to top them off. The caprese was as it should be - the tastes of summer tomatoes & basil between layers of fresh mozz. My son had the pork belly, which he said was the best he had ever tasted. LOL - I didn't even get a bite, so I will have to try again.

I saw, but didn't try, an assortment of yummy looking breads, as well as pastries & coffee service for breakfast.

The pleasant surprise here is the pricing - eggplant & salad wer $4, zuchinini & pork belly were $8. Beat that in Montgomery County! This seems like a great new spot for a quick bite, or some delicious & healthy take out for lunch & dinner.

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  1. Sounds like this place is just the ticket for this warm weather. Thanks for the heads up truffles.

    1. Thanks truffles! I went by there last week to check it out and they were not open yet. I will be heading over there soon.

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      1. re: crazyspice

        Wonderful review truffles. It does sound like it is more set up for take away food rather than dine in. Their prices are very reasonable. Their pizza selection is quite interesting and a personal pizza is only seven dollars.

        How would you compare it to Taste of Italy in Spring House? is their web site.

        1. re: cwdonald

          Never been to Taste of Italy, I'll put that on my list.

          Taste of Italy
          5172 US Highway 9, Howell, NJ 07731

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        1. I sent a text to one of my colleagues after I saw this post. She lives in Blue Bell and an hour later was there trying out a number of things. Caesar and a couple of Panini choices. Reports back that everything was tasty and the prices were great. I have to learn to keep my text shut!

          452 Route 37 E, Toms River, NJ 08753

          1. Thanks so much for the heads up, sounds great! Especially the pork belly! You mentioned there are a few tables, does it seem like the type of place to stop in for an eat in lunch or does it seem to be mostly take out?

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            1. re: AmblerGirl

              You could absolutely do both. There are about 8 - 10 tables (4 seaters.) Didn't mean to give the impression you couldn't eat there. Thinking back, I probably said that because the room is pretty spacious. They probably could fit more tables in there if they wanted to.

              1. re: truffles2

                Return trip last night. Had the procuitto pizza, which was great and came on a thicker crust which still managed to be crispy on the outside. But let's talk about breakfast. Oh, the muffins! Took some apple and some banana. Can you say moist and full of flavor? I am kind of picky about banana muffins in particular because they are my favorite. These were excellent!