After spending most of the past four months hanging out in sports bars eating wings and watching football, it was time to go out for a nice meal at a fine local restaurant.
I haven’t been to Henderson in a while for a review so this week we went to ll Chianti Italian Steak & Seafood located at 72 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway. This was my first trip here and I have to admit I found a gem with this place.
The restaurant isn’t that big so I would highly recommend making reservations. I went on a Friday night and they had a guy playing music and singing some old classic songs to entertain the guests. It was a nice romantic setting if you are having dinner with your special someone.
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I got the meal started off with the lamb chop appetizer. You get four baby lamb chops for $14. Let me tell you, this appetizer was fantastic as the chops came out on a sizzling platter along with grilled dates which paired very nicely with the lamb chops. This was one of the best appetizers I have had in a while.
They serve you hot bread with oil and vinegar for dipping along with marinara sauce. The bread was very good but don’t fill up on bread as you will have a lot of work to do yet.
Next, it was time to pick an entrée and honestly there are so many tempting dishes on the menu I had a hard time deciding. One of the dishes that looked good was their lobster ravioli in a vodka sauce, but this will have to wait for another day. Another Old School Italian favorite of mine is Sicilian Braciole and I was about to order that dish as that was a dish my mom would make when I was a kid. But I landed on the Veal Saltimbocca. This is one of my favorite dishes of all time and you just don’t find it that often.
This dish consists of thin slices of veal topped with prosciutto and sage and served with a white wine lemon butter sauce. What makes this dish is two things: good tender veal and high-quality prosciutto. ll Chianti scored high marks on both.
This dish comes with a side of pasta in the white wine lemon butter sauce. It was amazing and very filling as they serve a big portion of linguine with it and is well worth the $25. If you prefer chicken, it’s just $21.
Sadly, I didn’t save any room for dessert on this trip. But trust me, I’ll be back and will be trying several things that I didn’t this time around. The staff is very friendly and attentive. I give ll Chianti Italian Steak & Seafood my rare Top Rating of 4 Forks.