Mr. Beez and I have a New Years Eve tradition of celebrating the end of the year with a fancy grown-up dinner with our friends Ben and Sandy. The last few years we had tapas and sangria at Ibiza. This year I wanted to change it up, and suggested we try out Alla Famiglia. Alla Famiglia is in an unlikely spot on Warrington Ave in the Allentown section of the City of Pittsburgh, but it’s remarkably close to dahntahn and easy to get to. Also, they have valet parking, which is always a plus in my book!
Alla Famiglia specializes in Sicilian cuisine, and has an all-Italian wine list. The menu changes daily, and offers all kinds of fish, steak, veal and chops. Alla Famiglia’s menu isn’t vegetarian friendly, but they are very open to customizing their dishes, so they could likely prepare something tasty to suit a vegetarian. We kicked the dinner off with a mozzarella-stuffed meatball appetizer, which was delicious. I’m not huge on pasta sauce (I’m a bad Italian, I know) but I loved this sauce, and sopped it all up with the crusty bread.