I think I'm losing it! I screwed up again....This is Sunday's post a day early! Please scroll down to see Saturday Silliness!
This was a revisit to one of our favorite Italian restaurants. Espo's Trattoria is located at 1335 /Congress Street in Portland, Maine. I reviewed this place on 1031/10 here, but felt it was time for a repeat visit. For previous review, I had lasagna and Mr. Eva had spaghetti and meatballs, both of which were excellent.
The first thing you can expect is a basket of focaccia bread and a dish of olive oil, mixed with parmigiana cheese and herbs for dipping. I spooned some of the mixture onto my bread plate and sopped it up with some of that fresh bread. Yummy!
It is divine, and it is difficult to not just gorge yourself on that and have no room left for your meal!
We enjoyed side salads with crispy fresh lettuce, cucumbers, purple onions, and grape tomatoes with the house oil and vinegar Italian dressing.
On previous visits, we had seen lots of pizza being taken out, so I was determined this time to try it. They make their pizza with fresh dough, a tasty tomato sauce and lots of cheese at $6.99 and I added pepperoni to my order for $.95 cents more, I wish there were a tad more generous with that delicious tomato sauce, but I did enjoy the pizza immensely, even though I couldn't finish it and brought nearly half of it home with me!
Mr. Eva had spaghetti and meatballs, his favorite. This was the luncheon serving which only includes one baseball-sized meatball, at $9.99 (including the side salad). The dinner portion he had on our last visit includes two of the huge honkin' things!
I had to take a photo after he cut into the meatball, so you could see how big it actually is!
Espo's remains one of our favorite Italian restaurants; we've never been disappointed when we've chosen to dine there. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is in the Portland area and has a hankering for Italian eats!
Note: I was compensated in no way for this review. We paid for our dinners and the opinions expressed are mine alone.