Pastas, olive oils, and tomato sauces imported from Italy line the aisles of Noto's Italian Deli, giving shoppers all they need to prepare authentic Italian cuisine at home. But many patrons prefer to leave the food preparation to the cooks behind the deli counter. Starting at 6 a.m., those cooks fry eggs for breakfast sandwiches and omelets brimming with pastrami, homemade italian sausage, and other savory ingredients. Later in the day, the focus shifts to sandwiches piled with italian meats, housemade stuffed lasagna, homemade italian sausage, chicken marsala, and specials such as Black and Bleu philly cheesesteaks. Patrons quench their thirst with natural fruit juices and fresh fruit-flavored waters.
Piles of raviolis, gnocchi, and fettuccine noodles blanketed in bolognese or mushroom sauce is a common sight inside Gino?s Trattoria. So are platefuls of almond-crusted salmon and veal marsala. The chefs stuff slices of pesto-covered chicken inside housemade focaccia bread and top cheesy pizzas with bacon, olives, and pineapple. Guests can also learns trade secrets of the chefs during cooking classes in their professional kitchen, chock-full of enough stainless-steel appliances to entice any chef or man made of magnets.
Although it's the self-proclaimed oldest restaurant and bar in Poughkeepsie, The Derby hasn't had any trouble adapting to the modern age. Live musicians and DJs frequently fill the old-school pub with upbeat tunes, which resound throughout spacious dining rooms that collectively seat up 125 diners. Cooks whip up tasty pub bites, such as brick-oven flatbreads topped with chipotle-barbecue chicken and mac 'n' cheese chock-full of smoked bacon and Maine lobster. The Derby even accommodates gluten-free patrons with their very own menu, which include bacon-wrapped shrimp and breadless french onion soup.
Like its log cabin location, Arturo's Tavern exudes the warmth of home by serving up an extensive selection of Italian dishes. Sauces from Bolognese to white clam, for instance, coat a choice of eight pastas, including cavatelli and whole-wheat linguini. Hearty mains like chicken scarpariello and veal parmigiana dominate dinner, while lunchtime features sandwiches such as open-faced grilled chicken with saut?ed escarole and mozzarella. House-made desserts and martinis in flavors such as caramel apple and Nutella end meals on sweet notes.