MASSILLON we was eager and tender by a Italian food and relaxing vibe during Bugsy’s when we initial visited roughly accurately 5 years ago.
I went behind a few some-more times after that meal, always enjoying, afterwards this merry-go-round of grill reviewing spun me elsewhere.
At a celebration recently, a foodie crony mentioned Bugsy’s as one of her and her husband’s favorite spots, so we motionless to make an overdue lapse visit.
With resigned lighting, mellow credentials song and an contented vibe, Bugsy’s is a winning end for a date. The welcoming and courteous servers wear red shirts, black suspenders and fedoras. The sum are appreciated, such as cloth napkins and comfortable crusty bread served with a garlicky olive-oil dipping sauce.
Five years later, my many clear memory of Bugsy’s was a opposite portabella bruschetta appetiser ($8.99), and it didn’t defect this time. Triangles of grilled focaccia bread are surfaced with sauteed cooking portabella mushrooms, caramelized onions and crumbled feta cheese, afterwards drizzled with balsamic vinegar glaze. It’s a ideal mix of flavors and textures.
I’ve listened genuine good things about another Bugsy’s appetizer, crispy risotto and sausage balls ($8.99), breaded and served with tomato sauce. Other starters ($9.50 to $11.99) embody crab cakes, calamari, pressed Hungarian peppers and crab-artichoke dip.
A crony and we were both longing pasta, and Bugsy’s gave us 16 options. Shrimp scampi ($13.99) was a raise of angel hair pasta served in a play with 6 grilled shrimp, sliced cherry tomatoes and asparagus, in a pool of salsa that joined butter, lemon and garlic. we dunked bread into a additional sauce. Thumbs up!
Our second entree, Bugsy’s Pasta ($12.99), was visually unexciting though we enjoyed a layered flavors and inexhaustible portion. The tawny sauce, done from roasted red peppers, was tossed with penne pasta, portabella mushrooms, artichokes and strips of grilled chicken.
Our server told me her favorite is Chicken Diablo ($11.99), whose tawny tomato salsa gains a sharp flog from dejected red peppers flakes. Other pastas embody spaghetti and meatballs ($10.99), spinach pappardelle with scallops ($16.99), fettucine Alfredo with spinach ($10.99), and a vegan and gluten-free chickpea pasta ($12.99). Italian entrees embody veal, duck or eggplant parmesan, and veal or duck marsala.
Both a pastas enclosed cooking salads and we paid $1 additional for a best crowd salad (with bacon, tomato, egg and housemade tawny parmesan dressing) and an Insalata Mista (with bacon, tomato, uninformed mozzarella and balsamic vinaigrette).
Bugsy’s has a wider menu than many Italian spots, with 5 opposite burgers; hoagies, wraps and paninis; ribs and wings; and cooking entrees such as shrimp-topped salmon ($15.99), tilapia ($14.99) and shelve of lamb ($24.99), and beef of a day and locate of a day.
On a final note, Bugsy’s has a particularly affordable menu of honeyed martinis — among them pivotal orange pie, tiramisu, skinny packet and pinkish string candy — labelled during $4 and $5.