Oh those Fratanagelo chefs! Chef Scott changes it up weekly and this week he offered a scrumptious risotto with chorizo and fresh corn. Wow! Chef Heather conjured up an exquisite S’mores panna cotta with a sublime chocolate “pudding” lower layer, melted milk chocolate on top of that and a torched marshmallow to finish it off. Housemade graham crackers on the side. The 2 David’s, Eddie and Luis continue to provide excellent service. A Michelin Star candidate restaurant if there ever was one. Speed there!
Fantastic creative homemade pastas in a quaint and cozy environment. Great find!
Excellent service. Delicious, very reasonable prices food.
We gave L'inizio another try after several years. They seem to have a nice menu and we'd love to like it. BUT we had another extremely disappointing experience. On the positive side, appetizers and salads were good. We were at the restaurant for a good 1/2 hour before we finally got our drinks. My husband ordered a dirty martini, and when he asked for extra olive juice (to actually make the martini dirty) the waitress admitted she could not find any. The service was awful, down to the maître d "auctioning" our entrees when he brought them to the table. My pasta needed salt and more cheese, but the waitress didn't come back to us for a long time after food was delivered. This was our third and final attempt to eat at L'inizio. I have no idea how they survive.
Never a disappointment, they were busy when my husband and I arrived so we grabbed a drink at the bar to pass the time. Food was incredible and finished with the s’mores dessert. Great for date night
This is one of our favorite restaurants! Whether it is a meal with friends, or a celebration with family, L'inizio never disappoints! We love Chef Scott and Pastry Chef Heather!!
Been there many times. Overall disappointing visit
Three of us dined at Linizios on a wednesday evening. We all ordered from the prix fixe menu. The roasted cauliflower appetizer was different and delicious. Both of the pastas dishes we ordered were outstanding. The sauces were wonderful. The desserts as always were incredible! Linizios remains a local favorite
Amazing homemade pasta, delicious dessert. 5 stars!!!
Love this restaurant. Heather is always so warm and friendly. The food is fresh and inventive. The service is consistently excellent.
Celebrated my friends birthday. The food was absolutely delicious and the service fabulous. We will definitely return!
The food and service were impeccable as always. Truly delicious and a wonderful night out!
Great little find! Terrific food and wine. Burrata salad was insanely good.
The food is outstanding. Every dish was remarkable. The squash lasagna, mozzarella, pate, hummus all spectacular.
Our favorite special local restaurant
This is a pretty place - especially the bar. We were greeted and immediately informed they were short-handed. Welcome!
We ordered one of the special appetizers, to be told they ran out a few minutes later - it was barely 7pm.
Everyone agreed that the food was good, but not outstanding enough to warrant the prices (come on, a nearly $30 bowl of pasta should be IMPRESSIVE) and portions were less-than-generous.
One person in our party asked if they could make cacio e pepe - not an unreasonable or demanding request, and one that most chefs are happy to accommodate - and was shut down immediately. Our server wasn’t even willing to ask in the kitchen.
The bread wasn’t impressive until it was toasted, then it was amazing. The burrata was the stingiest, most reluctant portion I’ve ever seen, surrounded by delicious things. We had to request more grilled bread to accommodate our appetizers, a request that was not well-received. Was the chef in the back terrorizing the staff over every request? It sure seemed like it. Our servers seemed knowledgeable and competent, but seemingly under pressure.
We all felt that two of the pastas were slightly over-cooked, but we didn’t feel comfortable reporting it.
This was a celebratory meal, and we felt rushed throughout, though it wasn’t a busy evening. Appetizers were cleared so quickly, it was hard to relax. It felt glum and serious and less-than-gracious. Not a joyful or cheerful environment. We’re enthusiastic eaters & drinkers and wanted to have fun. We’d easily have ordered another bottle of wine and dessert anyplace else.
Wine glasses weren’t sparkly clean, which they should always be.
It felt like the check was slapped on the table before I even finished saying ‘No thank you’ to dessert! Our server returned to pick it up before I even looked it- that’s how rushed it was. We still had plenty of wine in our glasses.
A good restaurant should make you feel welcome, a great one makes you feel valued. We felt neither.
This was our second visit to Linzio and it DID NOT disappoint! Every thing about our meal from the moment we alked in until we left was delightful. The food and wine was exquisite as was the service.
We will be back again!!
I will definitely eat at L'inizio again, but I have to say my carbonara was a little disappointing. It was far too salty. However, everything else is great and our companions loved their meals.
Friendly helpful stay and excellent good perfectly portioned.
Our first time there. Everything from the food the service and the ambiance was outstanding. We will definitely be back!
Excellent food and service
Unique, everything was excellent
Have lived in area 20+years and have seen iterations of this restaurant. From my attempts to master the parking meter to receiving the check, staff are pleasant and attentive. A beautiful dinner experience.
Great food, pleasant experience. Would definitely go back.
Food is amazing- flavors are wonderful and very original. A total gem of a restaurant.
This must be the best Italian food in Westchester. It is an intimate dining experience with attentive staff.
We LOVE this restaurant. The food is so good and the staff is wonderful.
Very cozy , great food and very nice service.
Always enjoy our meals at L’inizio! Mother’s Day brunch was amazing as expected: steak & eggs, omelette, French toast, burger, Brussels, avocado toast! Yum! Always wonderful!
Food was very good. The halibut was wonderfully prepared and was the cauliflower appetizer. The donuts for dessert are amazing. Will come back.
The food at L'inizio was wonderful. The menu was unique and not cookie cutter. The staff was really helpful ( we had a handicapped diner). They explained the menu beautifully. I would absolutely recommend L'inizio.
The pork dish that I ordered was just fabulous. One of the best dinners ever. Can’t rave enough about this meal!
Scott and Heather Fratangelo never fail to disappoint at their superb restaurant. Always a warm welcome by the receptionist and the servers making us feel very much “in casa”. More than adequate choice of cocktails, speciality cocktails and wines. Everything we have ever eaten here has been prepared with care, creativity and attention to taste and presentation. Chef Scott likes innovation and changes his menu in accordance with which seasonal produce is available. His house made pastas are as inspired as his mains. Chef Heather is the diva of desserts and her various bread puddings, panna cottas and fruit crumb cakes are ultra special. So is everything else sweet for that matter. We are delighted to have such high ended chefs and their food in our backyard. Make a dinner date soon and savor this special dining venue.
Consistently outstanding food, on a par with anything you'd find in Manhattan. The weakness here is the service. Some staff training might go a long way to fixing the problem.
Always consistently good. Love the kale salad. Pastas are all delicious. I can’t seem to break from them to try the other options! Family owned. Lots of love and heart in the food.
We went to L'inizio for the first time last week. It was very good but not great. We'd return for sure but have other Italian places in the rivertowns that we prefer. The ambiance is nice, the food was good, the service was fair to poor. I think that we'd sit at the bar next time and get a burger, as I've heard they have great burgers and the bar had more light than the restaurant.
Great food and nice ambiance. It is everything one would want in a local restaurant.
Food is consistently excellent. Everyone makes you feel welcome, and are attentive to assuring a good dining experience.
We had such a wonderful time at L'inizio on Friday evening. Everything about this cozy restaurant was perfect. The service was wonderful, the food was fantastic and what a great wine list. Every taste was wonderful.