Bud Em is finally back to work, and nobody could be happier about it than Bud Shaunna.
Although we sure do make it sound easy, the weight of being both Buds is quite a heavy load - mentally that is! On second thought, we're pretty sure that physically it would be no picnic either, but that's irrelevant....as long as Bud Em hasn't forgotten her crutches!
Eager to get back into the Bud groove, the gals consulted their trusty list of future foodie ventures and first on the list was Marsili's Family Restaurant in Dillonvale. Following a feature that ran in January (involving the owner of the eatery stumbling upon several boxes of photos from the mid-70s and trying to locate their subjects) it was realized that Bud Shaunna had NEVER eaten there!
The taco calzone
The sweet potato fries
The mini potato pizza
Bud Em immediately exercised her Taste Bud birthright and insisted that they were to dine at Marsili's as soon as humanly possible. Then she broke her ankle. Doh!
Marsili's Family Restaurant
State Route 150, Dillonvale
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11 am to 9 pm
Saturday: 3 pm to 9 pm
Appetizers, salads, subs, sandwiches, dinners, pizza, calzones, more!
But a month of crutching had worked up quite an appetite, so the Buds were eager to head to Dillonvale to feast on the eatery's unique specialties.
Located on State Route 150, Marsili's Family Restaurant features a huge selection of appetizers, subs, sandwiches, salads, dinners, pizza, calzones and more. Faced with so many yummy-sounding options, they Buds just MAY have gone a liiiiitle overboard.
The hungry duo ordered sweet potato fries and a mini potato pizza to start out with followed by cabbage and taco calzones. (Don't you judge us!)
The large order of sweet potato fries rang in at $3.50 and was big enough to whet the appetites of at least four hungry Buds. The flavorful fries were crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. De-lish! The only thing that would have made them better would be sweet and buttery dipping sauce.
The potato pizza was TO. DIE. FOR. That's it. End of paragraph.
OK, well we should probably tell you a little about it, other than how AH-MAY-ZING it was. Marsili's tops its homemade pizza dough with mashed potatoes, and then tops that with onions, bacon, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses and then serves it with sour cream for dipping. It's like a loaded baked potato that you can pick up and eat with your hands except it's about 20 times better! Marsili's really hit the ball out of the park with this gem! At 6 bucks for the mini, the Buds each ate one extremely filling piece each and then Bud S took the remnants home to share with Bud Hubby, who also had a similar raving review.
Bud Em knew she wanted the cabbage calzone before they even left the office. Having had it before, it left quite an impression!
The calzone, which rings in at 6 bucks, was stuffed with cabbage, ground meat, onion, mozzarella cheese and secret spices wrapped up in a dough pocket and braided shut. It can only be described as a pocket full of Heaven. The soft cabbage and seasoned meat was delicious in their yummy homemade dough.
Bud Shaunna tried the taco version of the calzone, and she was not disappointed. It was stuffed with taco seasoned meat, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese and served with sour cream and taco sauce. The fillings were delicious, but Bud Shaunna couldn't get enough of the crust! It was so light and flaky, but had such a great taste.... Bud Shaunna's only regret is that she didn't order breadsticks or homemade bread just so she could get more of that delicious homemade goodness!
As if you haven't figured it out by now, the Buds really enjoyed Marsili's food and found the restaurant extremely charming. Good food and character - what more could you ask for in what will surely become one of our favorite places to eat?