Montclair - Osteria Giotto or La Scala del Nonna
Need to pick a restaurant for a birthday party for family member at the end of the month. These two restaurants are in the running ( I know there may be better restaurants in Montclair, but it's the birthday girl's choice).I haven't been to either, though I have heard great things about Giotto. Thanks.
I haven't eaten at La Scala del Nonna, but based on what I've read, Chef Cetrulo opened the place but isn't there every day. I guess it also depends on the 'vibe' you want...the photos of La Scala look like a more upscale vibe overall, whereas Giotto has more of the vibe I found when in Florence (it's about the food, not as much about the decor)--and I *have* eaten at Giotto and enjoyed it. Two cents that may not help, but there you go...
Thanks. We are going to Osteria Giotto. I'll report back. I know it's a little thing, but, as an Italian speaker, I was put off by the egregious mistake in the other restaurant's name - it should be Scala della Nonna. You'd think people would check. I know "picky, picky, picky . . . ."