By Janis Corsair
If you’re lucky enough to enjoy this dish at Scarlatto, you’re lucky enough. I’ve seen it served with other sauces, but why mess with perfection? The lobster is plump and delicious, and the baby clams melt in your mouth. The shrimp and calamari just add more mouthwatering goodness to the mix. The garlic from the sauce is just the right amount, and does not overpower the delicate taste of the seafood.
Scarlatto has a first-class menu with delicious appetizers and wonderful entrees at extremely reasonable prices. This dish is probably their most expensive. Their Caesar salad is the best I’ve had anywhere in the area in years. With shaved Parmesan and croutons that have just a tiny touch of sweetness, it’s a great way to start off your dinner. And you won’t find a better wine list anywhere.
646 Amsterdam Avenue (91st-92nd)
Featured dish: Fettuccini with a Half Lobster, Clams, Shrimp and Calamari in Aiola Sauce ($31)
This is a special offered once a week, usually on weekends
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