When my fiancee said that we should go to the Golden Boot for dinner, I never dreamed it would be this good.
When we got to the restaurant, I realized that I had been in their parking lot once before when making a stop at another business in that strip mall.
It doesn't look like much from outside. Just your typical little cafe/coffee shop.
It has a nice hustle and bustle atmosphere inside. Not many tables, maybe 5 or 6 smaller ones that seat about 4 and one large table that would hold about 8. Reservations would be in order.
Arrived shortly before 7:30 and I had made reservations. Started with the Spinach Salad. Wow, what an amazing salad. It was the combination of everything, the fresh crisp spinach, Prosciutto, pine nuts and perfect amount of goat cheese. The dressing was unbelievable and we asked about it. It is a thickened balsamic but it complemented the ingredients perfectly.
I had the Penne Con Funghi and both my fiancee and son had the Penne Alla Vodka. Wow, unbelievably good pasta. Possibly the best I have ever had and I have been lucky enough to have some really good pasta. Pasta was cooked to perfection. Seasoning was just right.
My only criticism was that it would have been perfect if we had fresh parmigiano reggiano.
Complimentary bread was crisp and tasty. Balsamic and olive oil on the table.
We finished with coffee (good and strong) and gelatos, strawberry (very nice) and vanilla (you taste the bean).
Service was good and attentive and the two waitresses were busy but always took the time to explain, and check up on you.
Definitely a place to return to. It was authentic Italian.