is the second to the last building on your right as you drive
out Lake Avenue toward the lake. They are up high enough to sort
of look out over parking lots to the river and the lake. We made
reservations on a Friday night just after the Ferry had "temporarily"
suspended service but their big dining room was full anyway. Bellanca's
location puts them in direct competition with Mr. Dominic's and
they could probably do a fine business with the overflow from
Dominic's but they have their own thing going. You feel like you
are on vacation in this place.
started with fried calamari with marina sauce. You can't describe
deep fried squid as "fresh" but it was crispy and tender
and the sauce was nicely seasoned with hot peppers. We gobbled
it down. I ordered a salad with Italian Dressing and was disappointed
with the dressing. Just as my disappointment was registering a
man at a table of six across from us sent his salad back saying
he didn't like the dressing. I should have just ordered oil and
vinegar because the green stuff was fine. I ate it anyway. My
wife ordered Chicken Picatta and it was sensational. The capers
make the picatta I ordered Shrimp Scampi and the shrimp were overcooked
and a bit dry but the dish had potential because the sauce was
creamy, not buttery and full of artichokes.
ambiance in this place is perfect. Nautical Italian. The bar looked
like it was doing a good business as well. This is a nice alternative
to Mr. Dominics but you can't beat Dominic's.