Gamberi Julianna available at Piccolo's on Shrewsbury Street.

Restaurant: Piccolo’s, Shrewsbury Street

As it appears in the menu: Sautéed jumbo shrimp, baby spinach, maccheroni, roasted garlic, cracked black peppercorns and pink vodka sauce.

Foodie’s Review: Ingredients were fresh and flavors balanced. Garlic and black peppercorn did not overpower. Although a little light on the spinach, the spiraling maccheroni pasta appeared perfectly blush beneath the not-to-thick, not-to-heavy pink vodka sauce. After consuming a hearty portion, I knew, as I lay down my fork, that I would have just enough for lunch tomorrow.

This review was done by an independent member of the Worcester Foodies group during their monthly meeting in April 2011.