Monday, August 12, 2013

An Inside View: Olive Oils

Up today on 'An Inside View' is Olive Oils in Point Lookout, NY. Olive Oils is the neighborhood Italian restaurant serving up traditional Italian flavors with a fresh perspective. With its outdoor seating, it is a great spot during the summer months. Inside, the location is split into the dining room for the restaurant and a pizza bar. The pizza has a perfectly crispy crust and comes with a variety of toppings.

Whenever you go to Olive Oils, they always start you off right. A basket filled with warm, seasoned bread and a plate of their secret seasoning mix for dipping. The seasoning is a combination of grated Parmesan cheese, Italian seasonings and crushed red pepper. Mix it all together with some high quality olive oil for a delicious treat.

Next up, we ordered some appetizers to share. The baked clams oreganata and the homemade rice balls with marinara sauce.

Look at that cheesy filling. These rice balls are made fresh and filled with ground beef, peas and mozzarella cheese. If you know whats good for you, you will give them a try. (Trust me!)

For my main, I ordered the Captain Al's Calamari Fra Diavolo served over whole wheat penne. The sauce was spicy and flavorful and the calamari was fresh.

We also had the Chicken Saporito - sauteed chicken breast with artichokes and sundried tomatoes in a garlic and white wine sauce with roasted potatoes. This dish is packed with flavor and ingredients that complement each other.

To round it out, the Salmon Portofino - pan seared salmon over sauteed spinach with roasted peppers and potatoes in a lemon white wine sauce. The salmon was fresh and cooked to perfection.

After a delicious and filling meal, I finished off with a scoop of chocolate gelato. 

Overall, Olive Oils is a neighborhood staple for good reason. They continue to serve up fresh and high quality dishes. Whether you live in the area or are visiting the beach during the summer, put Olive Oils on your list. You will be happy you did!

Olive Oils - 28 Lido Boulevard, Point Lookout, NY - (516) 432-0000