Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine flavor with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks at Tombolino in Yonkers.
Executive chef Pietro Siciliano and his sons have been whipping up authentic Italian fare and growing an expansive wine collection for more than 34 years. The dinner menu begins with flavorful appetizers such as the carpaccio di manzo, a dish of thinly sliced filet mignon with spicy arugula leaves, olive oil, and shaved parmigiano reggiano ($10). Stuffed with ricotta and served with tomato sauce and melted mozzarella, the eggplant rollatine elicits glass-shattering notes of admiration from taste buds ($8.95), and the no-frills garganelli all'amatriciana lets hand-rolled penne pasta take center stage in a simple tomato and pancetta sauce ($18.95). Meatitarians can munch on fruity roasted duck breast over wild rice with raisins, oranges, and a Grand Marnier sauce, or pollo alla Joseph, made with prosciutto, zucchini, peppers, mozzarella, and cream sherry wine (both $19.95).
Tombolino boasts a lavish wine room with more than 600 varieties that come primarily from Italy, available by the glass, bottle, flight, or swamp-buggy-load. Knowledgable staffers happily recommend pairings as Tombolino's fireplaces, dramatic chandeliers, and pleasing mix of metallics and rusty earth tones foster an atmosphere as warm as the full bellies inhabiting it.
Six Insider Pagers give Tombolino an average of five stars:
- The service is superb. The atmosphere is warm, inviting, and family-oriented. The food is outstanding. – Jillian C.
A restaurant is only as good as its head chef. Luckily, Tombolino has Pietro Siciliano. Recognized in 2010 by Bon Appétit as top chef in Westchester, Siciliano prepares scratch-made pastas and other Italian-style delicacies daily using imported ingredients and kitchen mastery learned during his training at the Culinary Institute in Italy. A selection of more than 500 wines pair well with Siciliano’s creations, which include house specialties such as almond-crusted chilean sea bass and veal milanese.