COLD SPRING, N.Y. -- It’s a simple question: “What’s the most DVlicious Italian restaurant in the county?”
What's the Best Italian Restaurant In Putnam?
Arturo's Tavern, Mahopac
Cathryn's Tuscan Grill, Cold Spring
Marios Restaurant & Pizza, Mahopac
Prato Trattoria, Carmel
Sounds straightforward, right? But with a dizzying array of options – everything from old-school red sauce joints to modern takes on Grandma’s homemade cooking to trattorias with gourmet pizzas -- the answer can be hard to answer.
We asked for your favorites; four have been narrowed down as part of our contest and those finalists have been profiled this week.
Voting continues until 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.
Grab a fork, read on, and let your fingers do the clicking. The winner will receive a framed DVlicious certificate as well as the pride in knowing it offers a taste of Italy close to home.
What Makes It Pasta Perfect: With a charming interior, attentive staff and inventive northern Italian fare, Cathryn’s is not your basic eatery. The food – a lot of it sourced from Hudson Valley farms – is both rustic and lush. Among the exotic pasta toppings you likely won't find anywhere else: pulled rabbit meat with seedless grape grappa sauce, duck breast (Quattro Game Farm) with dried cherries and port sherry, grilled venison (Broken Arrow Ranch) with currants and red wine reduction and spaghetti with Guinea hen and apple ragu.
Worth Special Mention: Its extraordinary wine list. Fresh oysters from both the east and west coast. Cheeses from Sprout Creek Farm. Zagat rated. Oh, and Cathryn’s is dog friendly too. During the warmer weather, when diners can eat outside on its flower-filled patio, guests are welcome to bring their canine pals.
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