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Tonight, Brian and I shared an amazing dinner and evening with two of our friends Jenni and Ryan.  After spending the night with them on Jenni’s birthday Brian and I realized that we need to spend more time with the two of them!  We have been great friends for a while, but because of life and busyness we just don’t get around to seeing each other very often but when we do we could talk and hang out for hours!

Jenni and Ryan

We decided to try a newish (new-to-me) restaurant called Napolese.  It is a little pizzaria that has a very cool yet quaint feel.  The restaurant was consistently busy while we enjoyed our meal and had several groups of friends that stayed long after their meals to chat.

As soon as we sat down at our table, our waitress brought olives to the table.  I have always loved olives and gladly welcomed them as a little appetizer, but no one else at the table cared to have any.  I guess in the end that just means more for me.  😉

 

After listening to the specials and asking some questions about the various pizza and salad selections we decided to begin with the Napolese Double Chopped Salad.  This salad was perfect for the four of us to share and had salad greens mixed with mozzarella and gorgonzola cheese, roasted red peppers, chickpeas, pepperoni, and prosciutto topped with a balsamic vinaigrette.    It was definitely something I wouldn’t have ordered on my own, but definitely something I would order again!

We each ordered our respective wine, and Ryan ordered a local craft beer.  The cutest part of the wine was the little “Quartino” carafe  that the wine came in.

Jenni called it a "Quartino of Vino"

 

When our pizza finally came it tasted absolutely delicious.  We ordered the daily special which was a pizza topped with garlic sauce, provolone cheese, cherry tomatoes, red peppers and broccoli.  The broccoli was my favorite part 🙂

 

Our second pizza option was the fall ratatouille which included fall squash as one of the toppings….I’ll try it next time.

 

All of the pizzas were cooked in this giant stone oven in the wall.  Half of the fun was watching the pizza makers take the pizzas out and put the pizzas in the oven.

The meal was deliciously satisfying without leaving me with the feeling of being Thanksgiving full.  I love finding a little place to eat, grab a drink, and enjoy the company of great friends 🙂

 

I hope you enjoyed your night!

 

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