Bolognese from Livia's Dish on Main Street in Worcester, MA

Livia’s Dish created both a comfortable warm environment and an exceptional dining experience.

While entering we were greeted promptly by the waitstaff who were extremely personable and attentive. Our group was taken to our large reserved table in the main dining area with windows looking out onto the street. There were a few smaller and more intimate tables near the bar towards the back of the restaurant. It seemed suitable for many different dining occasions from small business lunches to a date night setting.

There was a medium-size drink menu and I was able to find my beloved Moscato wine. The menu appeared to be italian in nature with a Mediterranean-like appeal. There were also a few comfort foods listed on the menu which offered dining options for different taste preferences. I had a difficult time deciding on one menu item but I eventually choose the Bolognese.

The presentation of the meal was an impressive, large portioned linguine pasta with their own meat sauce with a rich balsamic reduction drizzle and topped with parmesan cheese. It looked and smelled phenomenal. I watched as others around me mouth’s watered just looking at.

The taste was not a disappointment as the balsamic reduction added a kick to the otherwise simple dish. As a small woman, I was not able to finish the large portion but took some home to eat the next day, This, to me, was an added bonus.

For dessert, I tried one of their Cannoli’s. The cream cheese-like filling was light but satisfying. The chocolate drizzle gave the sweetness I enjoy after a meal. I left satisfied with a full stomach and leftovers in hand. I would dine here again.