When I walked into Trattoria 632 an Italian restaurant in Purchase, I immediately felt a homey and soothing vibe. The friendly hostess who was there to greet us made us feel as if we were friends and not just customers on our first visit. We passed through the bar area, which is an informal space with a bar, pizza oven, seating and room for a band. We were seated in the main dining room a space with molding, hardwood floors and stained glass windows.
We were seated and introduced to our seasoned waiter, Tony who took time to explain all the specials that evening. I learned that the restaurant had won the Best of Westchester Award (2014) from Westchester Magazine for Best Italian Restaurant. With that in mind it is easy to see why diners love this spot and keep returning. I loved that the menu consisted of interesting dishes yet included all the classic Italian favorites that I love. The seafood is so fresh that the specials are based on what the chef buys that day. The salad dressings are all made in house as well as the fresh mozzarella cheese. I learned that many of the tasty desserts are also homemade by the owners Mother, whom I had the pleasure to meet during my stay.
Our party of four shared the appetizers. We ordered fresh mozzarella and tomatoes, figs topped with walnuts and gorgonzola cheese, stuffed clams with shrimp, bell peppers and applewood bacon and zucchini flowers with with ricotta and mozzarella cheese. All the dishes were delicious with raves from the table about the clams which were also served in a light scampi sauce.
For my entree I ordered the daily special which was a stuffed filet of sole with fresh crab meat and vegetables. Also ordered was the salmon filet special which was served in a mustard sauce. Chicken parmagian was also ordered and served with a side of pasta and was delicious.
All the dishes were amazing and everyone was very happy with the freshness and presentation of their selections. As a side dish we ordered shrimp and scallops over squid ink pasta which was a nice item to share, and the sauce was very tasty with a bit of a kick!
Though we were full we had to try the homemade desserts as I was told by a patron in the next table not to pass them up. I ordered the homemade tiramisu which was so very light and airy. We also split a tasty Napolean with fresh whipped cream, homemade carrot cake and very tasty peanut butter mousse pie with an oreo crust.
The owner was present as was several members of his family and it was a pleasure to meet them and enjoy a wonderfully prepared meal in a warm family atmosphere. I felt like I was dining with my family. That is how special this restaurant made me feel. There is also music every Thursday night which lightens the mood in the bar area. This is a great place to enjoy classic Italian dishes that we all crave as well as fantastic fresh seafood specials. Portions are a nice size and the price is reasonable. An excellent restaurant for you to try and enjoy.
632 Anderson Hill Road Purchase, New York
Phone: (914) 481-5811
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