Food Reviews Worcester presented by Discover Central Massachusetts

Salmone alla Grillia

Caffe Espresso Trattoria is truly a hidden gem. From the restaurant’s name I was honestly expecting a coffee shop, not the full service fine dining experience that we received. The restaurant was extremely busy for a Tuesday night – full of larger sized parties of 4-5 on top of our 20+ Foodies group. This being said, service…

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Chicken piccata

It had been awhile since I had been to Caffe Espresso Trattoria and the first time at their new location on Chandler Street.  What I remember from when it was on Wall St was that it was a small family owned italian eatery that was BYOB (bring your own beverage aka wine) with traditional Italian food….

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Chicken All’ Arrabiata

With a name like Caffe Espresso Trattoria, my mind conjured up a picture of a small storefront Café with a limited seating and menu. I was pleasantly surprised to find a larger  establishment neatly tucked away behind a Rite Aid Pharmacy. This is definitely one of those locations you need to know where it is…

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Saltimbocca alla Romana

I was a little stressed on my way to Caffe Espresso Trattoria – my kids were sick, I was running late, and it took me a couple of passes down Chandler Street to find the restaurant tucked behind the RiteAid.  Once inside, however, everything worked in harmony to ease my nerves and create a perfect evening:…

Food Reviews Worcester presented by Discover Central Massachusetts

Cavatelli Portobello

Worcester has its share of Italian eateries. What makes Caffe Espresso Trattoria stand out from the pack is its home-made ingredients, authentic cooking, and its alcohol policy (bring your own!). Having just moved from a small, paper-tablecloth style storefront on Wall Street, its new location on Chandler Street brings together an authentic fare with a intimately lit…

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Eggplant Parmesan

Any foodie who has ever experienced a craving knows the importance of fulfilling that craving as soon as possible. My craving for authentic Italian food began over the weekend, and for me, my visit to Caffe Espresso Trattoria could not come fast enough. Having dined at the original location on Wall Street last winter, I knew…

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Pasta with meatballs

As I wasn’t being as adventurous as my fellow foodies were, I decided to go with the no-frills, safe, pasta with meatballs (also available with sausage) available at Caffe Espresso Trattoria. If I found curt the menu description for this entrée, that was par for this dish as the sauce was simple, if not bland,…

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Spaghetti Carbonara

For the past year I have heard many people raving about Caffe Espresso Trattoria on Chandler Street so I was very much looking forward to my first visit there. The Italian dishes are hearty, the portions large and the atmosphere was casual.  It was s great first time visit for me.  The bread was the way…