We have heard good things about this place and I have passed by it a lot going to work and we decided to go here tonight.
One thing I forgot about Italian restaurants is that they like to put parmesan cheese on everything. It is a part of the garnish and it makes things difficult sometimes. There was cheese baked in the house rolls and on the toast points on my appetizer. This is something I should have remembered since I worked in a few.
We were served the house rolls when we sat down. Tammy liked them. She dipped them in the olive oil and balsamic vinegar they brought out. I was not able to taste them since they were premade with the cheese already on them and there was no way to remove the cheese.
We looked over the menu for a while and decided on a couple of appetizers and our usual entrees. I thought that their olive dip looked good and picked that as my appetizer. Tammy wanted some bruschetta and so she got that. She also ordered fettuccine alfredo with chicken and I wanted eggplant parmesan for my entree.
The olive dip was pretty good. It was four ounces of kalamata olives soaking in olive oil and balsamic vinegar, with slivers of garlic in it. The appetizer was served with four toast points drizzled with olive oil and they had parmesan cheese on it. After asking for bread for it without cheese they sent out a couple of slices of the bread they used for the bruschetta. They slightly toasted it for me, but could have been toasted a bit more for my taste.
Tammy really liked the bruschetta, it had nice big pieces of tomatoes, slices of garlic, pieces of ripped basil, and chunks of parmesan cheese on top of slices of olive oil drizzled and toasted Italian bread.
The fettuccine alfredo was pretty bland. Tammy added salt and pepper but it needed garlic. She couldn’t taste any garlic at all. It also needed more cheese in it as well. I couldn’t smell the garlicy cheesieness that usually waifs from a good alfredo sauce. The chicken and pasta were cooked well and the chicken was grilled and had good flavor.
My eggplant parmesan was good. The sauce tasted fresh and not out of a can. It was a young sauce and it was bright red. The eggplant itself was tasty. The breading wasn’t thick and bready and it tasted like it was made there and not a pre made frozen item. They were thinly sliced square chunks of eggplant lightly breaded and baked until soft. Then layered together and topped with the sauce.
For desert Tammy had their cheesecake. It was a tall slice of cheesecake with a layer of mascarpone baked on top and was drizzled with ribbons of Hershey’s syrup. The cake was pretty good she thought. It looked to me like it was not house made, but a frozen premade cake brought in by Sysco. This isn’t entirely a bad thing, but I am always impressed with baked goods made in house.
Spazio can be found at:
10600 S Pennsylvania Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
http://www.spazioristorante.com/ (Full flash website!!??)