So SP made the decision to work from home for the rest of the day but first, we would go out to lunch because he was hungry and because I was a little crabby. I'm always a little crabby after doctor visits and usually he makes me happy afterwards by buying me donuts, but this time all the good donuts would be gone because it was nearly noon, so I got to go out for lunch! Somewhere new! We decided to try Arpino Trattoria.
It's in the same shopping area as my childhood pediatrician's office, in fact, it may have been my pediatrician's office before he retired! It's in Manor Oak Village which is either in Green Tree or Mt. Lebanon, or Scott, take your pick, I've seen all three listed for that location. It's in the same area as Max & Erma's and Duke's Station.
As soon as our server said the soup of the day was Manhattan Clam Chowder, I knew SP would be ordering it. He thought it was really good, lots of chopped clams, lots of clam flavor, and lots of little pieces of potatoes and veggies, not huge hunks, a light fish & tomato broth, no cream in sight.
Mediterra. It was delicious. SP dipped some in his broth, I mopped up my dressing with bread.
We had a very tasty lunch. It can get a little loud inside, and the interior is pretty sparse, but it's cozy and the employees are very welcoming. Definitely a place we'd like to dine at again, definitely a place we might take my parents when they are in town.