Sarita [A Restaurant] debuted in the long-time Player Pizza and Pasta spot in late 2015, bringing a whole new vibe. Its Europe-meets-America-with-a-hint-of-Asia menu says it features “this,” “that,” “the other” and “dessert.”
Don’t be alarmed! “This” and “that” are a diverse lineup of treats — whether you call them appetizers or small plates — ranging from tuna tartare to roasted beets to chorizo-stuffed dates to fries with rosemary, speck, pecorino, lemon aioli and spicy pepper aioli. “The other” caters to heartier appetites with a host of choices — lamb chops, salmon and chicken breast, mac & cheese, a loaded burger, and, drawing on Culinary Institute of America-trained chef/owner Tony Romano’s Italian roots, cavatelli & meatballs and a half dozen gourmet pizza. To “go with,” there’s a long wine list, a short craft beer list and a menu of unusual cocktails.
14523 Madison, Lakewood