Our lunch included four courses: appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts. Even if you don't go for the works like we did, take your time to truly enjoy the flavors. Cheesy focaccia bread is served from a tray and not left on the table for a reason.
While you might talk yourself out of ordering simple dishes like spaghetti or lasagna at any regular Italian restaurant, don't do so here. We sampled the signature dishes (meals range from $11 to $46), but Nonna's Lasagna Al Forno outshined them all. The sauce wasn't meat-heavy, allowing for the herbs to shine. Really, all of the sauces (freshly made in-house) made for original flavors worth the drive out to La Cantera.
Always leave room for dessert
After all, Buddy Valastro is best known for his family's desserts. Yes, Carlo's Bakery is opening next month. Yes, Buddy himself will make an appearance for the grand opening. Until then, stop by the Italian eatery for some cannoli and lobster tails (the custard cream in the latter will hook you).