6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie 888-7784; www.sandrostrattoria.com
Last night, on several recommendations, we went for the first time.
This is in the mall at Vets/Downs (Siamese) across the parking lot from TJ Max.
A bit nicer than I imagined and good service staff.
We ordered calamari, mussels and a veal lasagna and a bottle of Italian PInot Grigio
All were excellant.
The blue mussels were done in a white garlic sauce and were some of the most tender mussels I can remember...not the typical totamo broth but still good - maybe a Tuscan style.
The calamari was a heaping pile, expertly fried with a dish of red sauce that was just right-not too sweet.
Lasagna was also a generous portion and velvetty good...came with a good Ceaser.
Wines and food were moderate in price...dinner for two with a bottle was $57 before tip.
The only things I found fault with was that they opened the blinds to get a full view of TJ Max\'s overly lit front.
Some of the chairs need recovering but these detractions were made up for in the food/service.
Just don\'t face the windows...There was a cozy little one table room in the back corner that looked good for a small party.
We\'ll be back.