Another one of the places my family always goes to eat at after they pick me up from the airport is Armando’s Cucina Italiana & Pizzeria – an Italian restaurant located in Winter Park. The food there is always delicious, and we often have great service. I typically get something different each time I go to eat there, and this time I decided to try the salmon.
The salmon was a filet with onions, capers, and black olives in a white wine butter sauce, and served with sautéed spinach. When I first ordered this dish, my mom was curious as how to the salmon would taste in a white wine butter sauce, because the two are an usual pair. Although when I got my meal, we both agreed the sauce was amazing. I honestly don’t know what compelled me to order this dish because I don’t care for olives and I’m not the biggest fan of capers, but I loved everything about it. Those two ingredients didn’t bother me in the slightest, and the sauce tasted great with the salmon. It tasted a bit heavier than most salmon dishes I typically order, but not in a bad way. The spinach also helped add a nice fresh aspect to the dish. I would definitely consider ordering this again.
My mom ordered a dish off of their special’s menu for that night, which consisted of mussels, clams, and grouper, with some mixed vegetables and potatoes on the side. I tried a bite of the grouper and it tasted great. My mom seemed to really enjoy it.
For my dad’s dish, he ordered what he gets almost every time – veal parmesan. They don’t have it on their menu, but if you ask for it they will make it. It’s always delicious, which is why he continues to order it still.
My family always has a great time going out to eat here, which is why they typically take me out to dinner there once they get me from the airport. The prices are expensive, but the food is delicious and is worth it in my opinion – good Italian food isn’t too common in Florida. The servers are always friendly and very helpful, although this time our service was lagging a bit more than usual. We always eat outside, but I have gone inside before and the restaurant has a rustic and calming atmosphere. If you come here looking for a nice night out and some scrumptious Italian food, you won’t be disappointed.
Armando’s Cucina Italiana & Pizzeria
463 W New England Ave, Winter Park, Florida