Do you ever just want to eat at a fun, relaxing place? Yes, me too. Part of moving to a new area that is difficult for me is finding favorite good eating establishments that satisfy all the people in my family. This spotlight is a great pizza restaurant that is kid friendly and still adult enough where you can enjoy a good wine or beer. A place that can someone can discuss business over a quick lunch, or discuss the scandal at the Oscars (wasn’t that crazy?) Surprisingly, these types of establishments are sort of hard to find. So when we heard about Mondo from a friend, I was excited to try it out!
So I know Middletown is a bit off the shoreline, but Mondo in Middletown makes the trip entirely worth the extra few minutes in the car. As we were coming home from a basketball game last Sunday, we made the stop in the middle of the afternoon– it was busy at 3:30, but not so much so that we had to wait. The staff was fabulous and the service was great!
The menu is fantastic, something for really everyone! Our order consisted of a few plates of the fried dough (complete with an abundance of cinnamon and sugar), arugula salad with candied walnuts, cranberries, and a lemon vinaigrette, a very large cheese pizza, and the best gluten free pizza that I have ever tried! So yummy that I am sort of dreaming of my next visit! The table next to us also had some mean looking sandwiches–stuffed thick with delicious looking meats, veggies, and gooey cheese. I also saw at the bar they had a few happy hour specials that would warrant a stop after work with a friend or colleague. Am I making anyone besides myself hungry yet?
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