Giorgio’s Ristorante 104 W Main St, Annville, PA 17003 · giorgiosristoranteoldworld.com
Phone: (717) 685-1738 Open 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
If you want a BYOB restaurant with ambiance, white table cloths, linen napkins or fine stem ware then STOP READING ! Giorgio’s Ristorante (Giorgio’s) is not your kind of place. However, if you desire exceptional Italian food that matches the wine you carefully selected for your dining experience then Giorgio’s is worth considering. Their full menu is on their website.
I will comment on the appetizers, entrees and desserts that the four of us selected for our dinner. We chose pizza (you can order either a 12 or 16 inch pizza), garlic bread with cheese, and grilled shrimp and calamari. The pizza was a perfect balance of flavors: the garlic bread came with a side of tomato sauce which, when spooned onto the bread, added a depth of flavor; the shrimp and calamari were grilled to perfection with none of the chewiness that can happen with calamari.
All of our main courses came with homemade pasta, and in two instances there was a choice of pasta to complete your meal. The owner’s wife / waitress explained the differences in the types of pasta which helped us to make our selections. We had penne vodka with prosciutto and plum tomatoes; spaghetti carbonara with bacon, eggs and onion in a cream sauce; pasta alla Giorgio’s – linguine with thinly sliced ham and mushrooms in a Bolognese sauce, and ravioli Bolognese. The dishes were not over sauced, and all were thoroughly enjoyed.
Giorgio’s has two desserts, both are which are home made. We decided to order both and share them. The tiramisu was very light and did not have the heaviness associated with some tiramisu; the cannoli were rich and flavorful without being cloyingly sweet. Both dishes were accompanied by several small dollops of homemade whipped cream.
Too sum up, Giorgio’s is a hidden food gem worth the trip to Annville. You can locate coupons for Giorgio’s on either Local Flavor.com or Groupon .com. although even without discounts, their prices are reasonable. Buon Appetito.