Monday, May 21, 2012

Upstate NY Great Food Experience at Franklin Hotel in Rome N.Y.




As promised, here is our great experience we had the very next day at Vescio's Franklin Hotel in Rome NY ( they are on Facebook too). When you walk in the door, your surely in heaven with the many rows of pastry in the see through glass cases.  A real family atmosphere who runs the business.



Hard to get by these without wanting to eat dessert first!
The cannoli are fantastic!

Everything from pusties to biscotti and more!

Just amazing. Italian pastry heaven. The pusties, cannoli, cakes, Italian cookies, lobster claws and many other Italian specialities awaits you. This is as close to homemade as it gets. The service and family atmosphere is just what I needed to recover from that last dissappointing experience at Cavallo's. I could have stopped right here at the pastry then came the menu..... oh boy and yes great food! Thanks to Aunt Linda and Uncle Joe for bringing us here for lunch!

Lunch Specials everyday, Wednesday when we went, they had Ham and bean soup, pasta and peas, manicotti, tripe, fried haddock, and much much more!

My husband and I had the Fried Haddock, cooked perfectly!
Great service and great food. All run by the family of course, Phil and Carol Vescio, are the owners( tell them Claudia sent you when you visit!) Phil Jr, does all the pastries, Mark is the chef, and Mary our gracious hostess.

Aunt Linda had the pasta and peas, not a pea left on her plate when she was done!
Uncle Joe had the Strawberry Chicken salad, doesn't this look amazing?

With so many scrumpticious desserts I chose the Cannoli and it did not dissappoint me... I could have eaten many more! Delicious!!
So if your ever in Rome, stop in, you will be having a great dining experience. Look for these two guys, will be waiting for you! Say hi to the two Phil's!


The Vescio's

If you want to try my recipes since I don't have any to share from this great establishment try some of my versions of these great meal:

Pasta and Peas My Grandma's
Batter Fried Fish Fry
Upstate  NY Cannoli
Pusties
Almond paste cafe cookies


Our Haddock favorite coating for Fish Fry is listed on our Traditional Christmas Eve Post Click HERE

14 comments:

Lizzy said...

I'm glad this was a better experience! I want that strawberry salad...mmmmmm.

Mary said...

I think I gained weight as you walked by the pastry case. It all looks amazing. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

Tina Bk said...

The pastry case really blows me away-that alone would keep me coming back. Great that this place has tasty entrees as well as a pastry case. I have never been anywhere that has both. A delicious stop in NY!

Angie's Recipes said...

They do look amazing! I want to try that fried haddock!

Trix said...

I am glad you had a good experience to make up for the last one.

Janet@FCTC said...

oh my. *drools* Sounds like a wonderful restaurant! I think I could easily eat my weight in Cannoli and theirs looks fantastic!

Greg said...

That reminds me of some of the pastry cases I saw in Italy. I just returned from vacation and we never found a truly good restaurant, the one with the best food had the worst service. The waiter recommended bad wine and beer selections.

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, I can hear the happiness in your voice explaining the delicious pastries and the food. I am very glad for you and your beautiful family. Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

Claudia said...

I want to go there - and - eat everything! Love it when it all works out!

Kim Bee said...

Claudia thanks for sharing this. I've never been any where like that so this was fun to see. I would probably pass out if faced with such gorgeous pastries.

Chris Coyle said...

Thanks for the info! I work over in Griffiss Park but have never noticed this place. I might be moving over there soon from New Hartford, so I'll definitely have to check it out. :)

Anita at Hungry Couple said...

You had me at Italian pastries! :)

The Saucy Gourmet said...

put down the cannoli, it's mine!

thesmartcookiecook.com said...

I've never been here, but now that I've seen those cannolis, I'm thinking I've got to check it out!