Tre Monte Restaurant and Bar – Woburn
Amore e passione mean love and passion in Italian. At Tre Monte Restaurant and Bar in downtown Woburn, Chef and Proprietor, Anthony Cartino, puts these into every dish. I recently had the pleasure of attending a Boston Food Bloggers dinner at Tre Monte. While I was there, we had the opportunity to chat with Anthony about his inspirations and his background. Listening to him speak about his family cooking traditions reminded me greatly of my family. Anthony learned a great deal about cooking from his grandmother, but was trained at Johnson & Wales University. Before opening Tre Monte in 2003, Anthony worked at Tuscan Grill in Waltham and La Finestra in Malden. Today, Anthony also owns The Brickyard, which is also located in downtown Woburn.
Below is a run-down of our dinner…
Anthony posing for the paparazzi (well, all of us Food Bloggers).
It was a long day, so I ordered one of my favorite cocktails, a Maker’s Mark Manhattan, which was very well-made and hit the spot.
Unfortunately, I arrived a few minutes late, so I didn’t get to photograph all the appetizers. But here are some of the ones I did sample (Pictured left to right: Sausage; grilled garlic and cheese sausage served over a bed of spinach and cannellini bean, Bologonese; homemade tagliatelle tossed in a classic meat sauce, and Shrimp Grand Marnier; egg battered shrimp in a sweet Gran Marnier sauce).
I was able to taste the distinct garlic and cheese flavors of the sausage; the spinach and beans complimented the sausage and started my meal off well. While typically served as an entrée, the appetizer-sized portion of Bologonese was rich and meaty, made ever better with the homemade pasta. Perfectly-cooked shrimp was refreshing and light, and rounded off the overall delicious appetizers.
For my entrée, I ordered the Rib Eye Special with Arugula and Mozzarella. The steak was cooked to a perfect medium rare and the toppings did not mask the natural flavor of the meat at all.
Other enticing entrée’s around the table including a classic Chicken Parmigiana, Veal Parmigiana, and the chef’s favorite Stuffed Chicken, a statler chicken breast stuffed under the skin with proscuitto and herbed mascarpone cheese and pan roasted in a lemon savory sauce.
For dessert, Anthony brought out an assortment of treats for us, including Tiramisu, Profiteroles, and Cannoli’s, all of which were delicious and are worth saving room for.
I ordered a cappuccino with dessert. I’m a sucker for caffeine.
Overall, the dinner was nicely done. The service was fast, friendly and attentive. We all enjoyed our meals, our time together and hearing Anthony share his story. I intend to go back sometime soon and try more of the menu including the Fried Calamari, Chicken Parm and more of their fantastic homemade pasta. If you are looking for a new restaurant to try that’s outside of the city, definitely give Tre Monte a shot.
Thank you to Tre Monte Restaurant, Chef Anthony Cartino and Boston Food Bloggers for making our dinner possible.
Tre Monte Restaurant & Bar is located in downtown Woburn at 397 Main St. and has easy access to 95. Parking is in the rear.
Our dinner was complimentary and all my opinions are honest and my own.