A new place opened up in Southampton called City Kitchen. It's located at the site of the old Maggios in the strip mall at the corner of Second Street Pike and Industrial Boulevard. It's nothing like the old Maggios.
The interior is done in a semi modern style with a lot of chrome and steel sculptures.
When we walked in we were greeted by the General Manager and the Owner. We were seated and served quickly. The menu is decidedly Italian. The first time in, we were just looking for a late snack and had come well after the dinner crowds. They bring out bottled Southampton water (It sounds corny but it does work for a lot of reasons). We split a veal parmesian and a Caesar Salad. Both were excellent. They server the Marinara sauce on the side.
Desert was a real treat. They have a great selection of some really excellent gelato.
The combination of service and food along with our busy holiday schedule led us back twice more that week. Every time the owners and manager were greeting all of the guests and checking at the tables. It does get busy at prime time so plan ahead. The place is BYOB. If you don't want to do that, they have some great Italian sodas and lemonade to choose from.
When we went there tonight our son was with us. He had his ipod touch and noticed that they offered free Wifi. I don't think you would want to sit there during a crowded dinner hour with your laptop but it would probably be great for a business lunch.
Oh, I forgot to mention the music... it's a taseful blend of Italian oriented music including Sinatra and Connie Francis.. It's not overdone, just a nice background.
SUMMARY - If you like an slightly upscale pizzaria/italian place, give it a try...
Labels: Dining, Southampton