Prima Sarabella

I didn’t even realize that this new restaurant has already opened. The fine Italian restaurant Prima Sarabella replaces the short-lived Sunrise Grill (on Greenpoint ave between 43rd and 42nd).

Prima Sarabella

Prima Sarabella

The layout isn’t much changed from the way this space looked like when it was the Sunrise Grill. There is plenty of seating, and a bar/counter area (although they don’t have their liquor license yet). There is a full menu, plus some pretty good fixed price dinners (appetizer, entree, and dessert for $20). The host was very jovial and caring.

Bruschetta

Bruschetta

In addition to the standard bread platter, we got some complimentary bruschetta. It was very good, and a little garlicy (in a good way). There was also olive oil for dipping the bread in.

Asparagus

Asparagus

I ordered the fixed-price dinner, and for my appetizer chose the asparagus. There are five well-cooked stalks, with delicious melted cheese on top.

Chicken + eggplant rolatini

Chicken + eggplant rolatini

I always go for the chicken my first time at an Italian restaurant, and this dish definitely did not disappoint. It may not look too appetizing in this photo, but the succulent chicken, topped with eggplant, was great. The sauce really made it special – it really added to the taste and was not overwhelming. I was also glad the chicken wasn’t completely smothered in the sauce, as was the case at Donato’s.

Spaghetti

Spaghetti

Each entree comes with a side – in lieu of a salad I went for spaghetti this time. They put fresh Parmesan cheese on top after it arrived at the table. It was clear that meticulous care was put into every dish and side dish that we ordered – even this basic spaghetti was just right.

Salmon

Salmon

We also decided to try something from the seafood selection. The $15 salmon came unadorned, but was undoubtedly worth the price. The sauce encircling it was unique and again greatly added to the taste – on the citrusy side, but without being overwhelming.

Side veggies

Side veggies

The vegetable side dish was a small serving of carrots, string beans, and potatoes.

 

Chocolate mousseBelieve it or not, we still had room for dessert despite cleaning out plates of the appetizers and entrees (luckily, I had an early and small lunch today). There are about ten items on the dessert menu, ranging in price from about $5 to $7. This here is a beautiful chocolate mousse for $6.50.

Tiramisu

Tiramisu

The dessert selection with the fixed price dinner is limited, but still includes this delicious tiramisu (cheesecake is also available). Overall we had a great dinner and I will definitely be returning here – Prima Sarabella is going to give the nearby Mario’s a run for its money. Hopefully it will survive at this location longer than Sunrise Grill did.

 

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