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Dining Out with KarenTalbot: Florio's Olde Stone Mill PDF Print Email

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By Karen Talbot


Mar. 14, 2018:  The Olde Stone Mill is so named because of the historical significance of the structure, which dates back 200 years. It is on the banks of the Bronx River next to the Rivervue Condominiums, which makes for an impressive and idyllic setting.

The Olde Stone Mill is now named Florio’s for its new general manager, Florio Rugova, who recently joined and brings a good pedigree of restaurant experience, including many years in Pelham at La Fontanella, and an ambition to raise standards of the restaurant on all levels. The owner is Louis DiNapoli, who also owns the highly popular Angelina’s Restaurant right around the corner. The new chef, Christopher Stragisher, along with Florio, has created a varied and interesting menu with classic Italian choices along with dishes inspired by the chef. 

Florio is very personable and open to both food suggestions and ambiance ideas. For example, we asked that the overhead chandeliers in the main dining room be dimmed and that a votive candle be brought to our table ... this made all the difference in the world. 

For antipasti-appetizers, we ordered the grilled octopus with seared black olives, tomato, arugula, and lemon dressing and the eggplant stacker, consisting of crispy eggplant slices, tomato, fresh mozzarella, and basil, topped with sweet potato fondant and a balsamic glaze. The octopus was very flavorful and the eggplant appetizer was very interesting with the sweet potato, a very different taste sensation. It could have been served hotter than it was. 

We ordered a pasta for our main course, the cavatelli barese, which was a good choice. The pasta was cooked just right and flavored with crumbled sweet sausage, broccoli, garlic, cannellini beans, and olive oil. The most popular secondi-entrées are linguine frutti di mare with lobster, shrimp, calamari, and clams in a choice of marinara, white wine, or fra diavolo sauce; porterhouse pork chop with sausage, hot and sweet cherry peppers, and crispy potatoes in a spicy savory sauce; and branzino with Pernod, olive oil, and fresh herbs. There are daily specials under soup, appetizer, salad, pasta, and entrées, which are priced from $20 for eggplant lasagne to $48 for surf-and-turf.  

For dessert, try the seasonal fruit tart, the homemade cheesecake, or the strawberry zabaglione with one of their specialty coffees and homemade saltimbocca. 

Brunch here is popular because of the delightful setting and the quite extensive brunch menu, ranging from caramel apple French toast to a crab, shrimp, and avocado tower topped with a poached egg and mixed salad. 

Lunch is served Monday through Friday and brunch Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3:00 pm. Dinner on Saturday is from 5:00 to 11:00 pm and on Sunday from 3:00 to 9:00 pm. There is a sunset dinner with a special price of $19.95, which includes appetizer, main course, and dessert. This is offered Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 5:30 pm. Coming up on Friday, March 23, they will have a five-piece jazz band, and every six weeks jazz will be offered.

Florio's Olde Stone Mill
2 Scarsdale Road
Tuckahoe, NY 10707
CLOAKING
914-771-7661
www.theoldestonemill.com


Pictured here:  Karen Talbot

Photo by A Warner

 

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Bxv Food Fine Catering

Bxv Food Fine Catering caters for sit-down dinners, luncheons, cocktail parties or buffets.  bxvFood can provide unique food, excellent service and inviting ambiance, attending to all of the details, leaving you free to enjoy your guests. bxvFood serves Southern Westchester, Southwestern Conn. and New York city with 80% of his catering done right here in Bronxville's square mile.  Two to three weeks advance notice is preferred for booking a date.  Their specialty and most rewarding meal is a seven-course, seasonal sit-down dinner served in your home for 6-12 guests.

98 Millard Avenue, Bronxville  
914-714-9543
hg@bxvfood.com

Corner Stone Caterers of Rye

544 Milton Road
Rye, New York
www.cornerstonecaterers.com
914-967-0035


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Eastchester Fish Gourmet Catering To Go

Eastchester Fish Gourmet caters expertly prepared food to take out for cocktail parties, dinner parties or special events.  From a quiet dinner for two to a large gathering, Eastchester Fish Gourmet can create a special menu for your event.  All of the seafood purchased here is fresh, never frozen. 
 
837 White Plains Road, Scarsdale  
914-725--3450 x2
eastchesterfish@gmail.com

Glorious Food of New York

504 East 74th Street
New York, New York
www.gloriousfood.com

212-628-2320


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Le Moulin Event Planning & Catering, Ltd.

Le Moulin caters the "Simplest To The Most Elegant Affair," and brings comprehensive event planning experience and attention to every detail which includes Events, Weddings, Corporate Events, Special Affairs and Event Venues. The food is always of high quality, colorful and artistically presented. Corporate clients include leaders in a variety of industries, political associations, the arts and a host of other business and private patrons

1 Pierpointe Street, Yonkers  
914-469-6762

Libby Coverly Cooke Catering And Event Planning

49 Brownhouse Road
Stamford, CT 06902
www.libbycookecatering.com
203-406-9664


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Two Carrot Catering

Two Carrot Catering is a full-service caterer providing creative cuisine combined with personalized service.  From an elaborate wedding to an intimate dinner party or casual buffet luncheon, we can attend to every detail of your affair.  For many years, Two Carrot Catering has formed trusting relationships with their clients, both corporate and private.

Chappaqua, NY
914.238.1431


 

Restaurant Guide

American

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

American

630 Bedford Road
Pocantico Hills, New York
914-366-9600
www.bluehillfarm.com


Dolphin

Dolphin Restaurant, Bar and Lounge has maximum waterfront dining on the Hudson River.  They have a delicious summer menu and speciality drinks.  Their more casual sister restaurant, Hudson Cafe, is also next door.

American

1 van Der Donck Street
Yonkers, New York 
914-751-8170
www.dolphinrbl.com



Eastchester Fish Gourmet

Eastchester Fish Gourmet is an acclaimed restaurant and fish market located in Scarsdale, New York. Founded by Rick Ross in 1981, Eastchester Fish is a Scarsdale landmark, having served the community for over 30 years.

American

837 White Plains Road
Scarsdale, New York 10583
914-725-3450
www.eastchesterfish.com


Pete's Park Place Tavern

This comfy veteran tavern has been serving beers, burgers & other pub fare since 1937.

18-20 Park Pl, Bronxville, NY 10708

(914) 337-9887


Rebeccas

American
265 Glenville Road
Greenwich, CT
203-532-9270


The Melting Pot

American

30 Mamaroneck Avenue (Next to CVS)
White Plains, NY 10601
www.meltingpot.com


Underhill’s Crossing

Underhills Crossing Restaurant is a great place to meet family or friends for a lite bite, an incredible raw bar & shellfish tower assortment, or a full meal offering seasonal farm fresh ingredients.  The Chef's 3-course prix-fixe tasting menu offers new choices each Thursday.  Fine wines, craft beers and a specially created cocktail menu compliment the menu chef's grill selection, pasta, meat and market-fresh fish dishes.

Underhills Crossing Restaurant is also happy to cater your special event in our house or yours.

American

Menus: www.underhillscrossing.com/menu/
74 ½ Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-337-1200
www.underhillscrossing.com



Asian

Asiana Café

Pan Asian
140 East Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, Connecticut
203-622-6833


Haiku

Pan Asian
56 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-337-5601


Wild Ginger

Pan Asian
10 Park Place
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-337-2198

French

La Pantiere

French
530 Milton Road
Rye, New York
914-967-8140


Pascal’s

French
141 Chatsworth Avenue
Larchmont, New York
914-834-6685


 

Italian

Ciao

Italian 

5-7 Albanese Place
Eastchester, NY
914-779-4646


Harvest on Hudson

Harvest on Hudson's menu is based on the traditional cuisine of Italy. Chef David Amorelli incorporates the freshest ingredients from the Hudson Valley with our very own vegetable and herb garden into contemporary and creative Italian dishes.

1 River Street • Hastings, NY 10706 

(914) 478-2800

www.harvesthudson.com


Il Bacio Trattoria  

Pizzas, pastas & homemade gelato draw crowds to this no-frills, family-friendly Italian eatery.

Italian

1 Park Place, Bronxville, NY 10708 
914-337-4100
 


Lusardi

Italian

Menu : www.lusardis.com
1885 Palmer Avenue
Larchmont, New York
914-834-5555
www.lusardis.com


Pinocchios

Italian 

309 White Plains Road
Eastchester, New York
914-337-0044


Rosie’s Bistro Italiano

Italian 

10 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, New York
914-793-2000


Scalini Osteria

Scalini's mission is "to serve delicious, regionally-inspired Italian food that highlights both the simplicity and new age complexity of the country."

Italian

Menu: http://www.scaliniosteria.com/menu/
65 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York
914-337-4935
www.scaliniosteria.com


Terra Ristorante Italiano

Italian

156 Greenwich Avenue
203-628-5222
http://www.zhospitalitygroup.com/terra/



Mexican

Blue Moon Mexican Cafe

7 Pondfield Road, Bronxville

914-337-4000

www.bluemoonmexicancafe.com

@BlueMoonMexCafe

#AtTheMoon 


The Burrito Poblano

85 Main Street, Tuckahoe

914-337-7900

www.theburritopoblano.com 


La Chinita Poblana

61 Main Street, Irvington

914-231-9398

www.chinitapoblanany.com 


Rancho Grande

Highridge Plaza, 1789 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers

914-337-3056

www.ranchograndemex.com 


Vega

189 Hartsdale Avenue, Hartsdale

914-723-0010

www.vegamexican.com 

Pizza

Angelina's

97 Lake Avenue, Tuckahoe 

914-779-7944

www.angelinasoftuckahoe.com


Ciao

5 John R. Albanese Place, Eastchester 

914-779-4646

www.ciaoeastchester.com


Coals

131 Parkway Road, Bronxville 

914-337-1901

www.coalspizza.com


Il Bacio Trattoria

1 Park Place, Bronxville

914-337-4100


Gino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant

50 Pondfield Rd W, Bronxville

914-961-7460


Polpettina

102 Fisher Avenue, Eastchester 

914-961-0061

www.polpettina.com 


Roma Restaurant

29 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe 

914-961-3175

www.romarestaurant1931.com

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