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Buonissimo's in Montco

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truffles2 Jul 27, 2011 06:52 AM

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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    givemecarbs RE: truffles2 Jul 27, 2011 09:33 AM

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

    1. crazyspice RE: truffles2 Jul 27, 2011 11:19 AM

      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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        cwdonald RE: crazyspice Jul 27, 2011 11:42 AM

        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?

        http://www.buonissimobluebell.com/ is their web site.

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          truffles2 RE: cwdonald Jul 28, 2011 06:40 AM

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

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      2. crazyspice RE: truffles2 Jul 27, 2011 05:26 PM

        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!

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        1. AmblerGirl RE: truffles2 Jul 28, 2011 04:51 AM

          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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            truffles2 RE: AmblerGirl Jul 28, 2011 06:45 AM

            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.

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              truffles2 RE: truffles2 Aug 3, 2011 10:01 AM

              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!

          2. AmblerGirl RE: truffles2 Aug 26, 2011 04:48 AM

            Truffles, thanks so much for the rec for this place! we went last week and it was fantastic! We got the porchetta sandwich as well as a proscuitto and fresh mozarella sandwich a side salad and a side of brocolli rabe for a picnic lunch and everything was fantastic, fresh ingredients, huge portions. We also could not resist the call of the cheese case so got some roasted pepper cheese and proscuitto for our picnic too. While we waited we tried their coffee and homemade apple cake (which rivals my grandmom's!). Prices were great,all of that was around $35. We went early so the place was empty and we spoke a bit to the manager (maybe owner?) and chef and both were extremely friendly and seemed realy excited about the food and ingredients. this may become a regular spot for me...

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              jujuthomas RE: truffles2 Aug 26, 2011 05:42 AM

              oh boy! how did I miss this one? we're going to have to try them out, the menu looks great. :) thanks for the review.

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                mitchh RE: jujuthomas Aug 26, 2011 09:12 AM

                It's a shame that they don't have "real" breakfast. Blue Bell is in dire need of a really good breakfast place.

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                givemecarbs RE: truffles2 Aug 26, 2011 10:47 AM

                Maybe I should hit there today to stock up for the hurricane. I like the idea of eating really well even if the power goes out.

                1. Bacchus101 RE: truffles2 Aug 27, 2011 07:35 AM

                  Great to hear of the opening and all the good comments. Excited about what it is and not worried about what it is not!! Right next to it yesterday and missed an easy visit. That will not happen again thanks to all the positive reviewers!

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                    NWalesgal RE: Bacchus101 Sep 2, 2011 05:07 PM

                    I pass the place all the time, and I have yet to stop. Looks to me as though I need to try this place.

                  2. ecyor RE: truffles2 Sep 3, 2011 12:21 PM

                    stopped by for take out last night and had:

                    Manzo Panini- Roasted beef, asiago and mushroom.
                    This was delicious and HUGE! Only negative was there was also broccoli rabe on the sandwich which was not listed on the online menu so it made my order of a side of it pretty redundant.

                    Personal ABBRUZZESE Pizza- fresh ricotta, fresh tomato and basil
                    This was more doughy and soft style while I prefer a thinner crisp style, toppings and sauce was very tasty regardless.

                    EGGPLANTS ROLLS- Roasted eggplant stuffed with cheese and prosciutto
                    This was the star of the show, 3 rolls for $4 in an amazing sauce. I sopped every last drop of the sauce up with my panini, couldn't get enough of it!

                    was a bunch of food for ~$20, totally looking forward to going again.

                    edit: was bummed there was no cannolis in the bakery case, do those of you who have been before know if they usually have some?

                    1. Bacchus101 RE: truffles2 Sep 4, 2011 05:13 AM

                      My initial sampling was not nearly as extensive as others reviewed here. Just one Bruschetta and a Three Kings Cold Panini. The owner/manager reviewed Items in the case which are made in small batches to insure freshness; some very tempting items. Nice environs, friendly staff, and very reasonable prices. The 3 Kings was very good with good quality Prosciutto ,Coppa, Salami, Sharp Provolone, Lettuce and tomato. The panini bread was excellent. One small negative on the tomatoes. With the availability of fresh why use pale wax-like ones???
                      The Bruschetta was very freshly made, probably upon order, not a fan of the small hard breads, and the same tomatoes. The place, the people, the case items and the 3 Kings will have me returning. Surely worth your patronage!

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