Vaccaro's Trattoria -- Akron, OH

We visited Vaccaro's Trattoria at the beginning of January, because our friend Dennis works as a manager there and had been scheduled for a few bar shifts. We decided to enjoy our meals at the bar in order to visit with Dennis. Dave and I were both pretty hungry, so we ended up doing a four course meal with several glasses of wine, so I have a lot of photos to share with you.

First, Dave and I started out with the Eggplant French Fries with "basil oil, parmesan, spicy aioli." We both enjoyed these, they had good flavor and were crispy on the outside, but still soft on the inside. I think the spicy aioli paired nicely with the seasoning on the outside of the fries.

For my meal I enjoyed the Burrata Fruit Salad which included burrata smothered in a wine glaze and fresh fruit on the side, all to be topped on a piece of grilled baguette. This was one of the best meals I have ever had, the wine sauce really helped to tie the entire meal together and the burrata spread on top of the baguette, topped with fruit was heavenly. 

Dave decided to build his own pasta dish and selected Rigatoni with Puttanesca Sauce topped with Zucchini and Squash. It's a little difficult to tell from this photo, but it was a pretty large portion of pasta. Dave managed to power through his portion and still have room for dessert...actually Dave was pretty full after eating this, but Dennis tempted us with mini glazed doughnuts and then I couldn't resist ordering them. 

How delicious do these look? Crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, the glaze on the doughnuts wasn't too sweet, but rather just enough sweetness to complement the meal that we had just finished. 

This was one of the more pricey places that we've eaten, but everything was delicious and I'd happily go back for a special occasion. Vaccaro's Trattoria offers online reservations, so make sure to place one before you go to ensure that you can have a table at the time you'd like. We received wonderful service, and not just because our friend was our server, we were also treated very well by the owner of Vaccaro's Trattoria. Our friend Dennis even recommended a White Pinot Noir to our friends Steph and Preston who are strictly Riesling drinkers, and they loved it so much that Steph bought a glass. Overall, we had a nice night out and enjoyed wonderful and inventive food.

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