Friday, May 3, 2013

Dining Around Bridgeville

Last weekend, it was the ever more frequent trip to get my hair colored. The gray hairs are evil. Since L could not meet us for lunch in McMurray, we decided to go to La Bella Bean. La Bella Bean is in Bridgeville and we have been there before, just not in a very long time. We both like this place a lot for lunch, plus, there are a few tables outside on the sidewalk, so we were able to dine outside and enjoy the gorgeous weather.
SP had the quiche, with bacon added on top, and a salad. It was a very thick slice of quiche! We spent some time marveling at how they managed to get it cooked all the way through but not burn the top or the edges. He enjoyed both.
I ordered the Chicken & Fresh Mozzarella sandwich on basil focaccia instead of Mancini Twist. It also had field greens, roasted red peppers, and artichoke spread. It was good, I liked the basil focaccia a lot because it wasn't too thick. I ate the entire sandwich, which made SP sad because usually he gets the last couple of bites of my sandwich. It was just the right size for me.
We spent the afternoon running errands and shopping. After a quick stop at home to drop off our purchases, we headed to Bridgeville again. This time, our destination was Cucina Bella. I always think it's a bit of a drive to Bridgeville, but it only takes about 15 minutes for us to get to Cucina Bella.
Cucina Bella has salads, panini, calzone, and pizza. We always split a salad. This time it was the Della Casa with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and balsamic dressing. I forgot to take a picture because we were so hungry and the salad was so good! We also ordered two pizzas. We really don't need two pizzas because we always bring home half of each, but we both like different kinds of toppings. As usual, I ordered the Capricciosa with artichokes, portobellos, prosciutto, parmesan, basil.
SP ordered one of their new pizzas, the Del Mar. It has egg on it and lots of greens with balsamic drizzle on top. The egg was hidden under all the greens.
As usual, it was delicious and filling. It was a little loud inside, especially with a large party of about 10 people just a bit away from us and they had been enjoying the BYOB policy, perhaps a bit too much! We had to lean in to each other to hear each other talk.

My only complaint: Cucina Bella no longer offers unsweetened, fresh brewed iced tea. Our server told us that too many people complained that it didn't taste good so they took it off the menu and now sell only bottled iced tea, which I dislike.


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