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Taro’s - Millerton, New York
Taro’s is a pizzeria right next to the rail trail in Millerton, which not only has generous portions but a generous spirit. All of the entrees—eggplant Parmesan ($13.95), chicken rustico ($14.95), veal Florentine ($15.95)—come with soup or salad and a side of pasta as well as a basket of warm bread. My friend the Garden Guru, who eats like a bird, is overwhelmed by the size of the portions so she demurs when offered the soup or salad. But the vivacious waitress tells her, “Then take the soup to go home! You’re already paying for it!” She brings the Garden Guru a plastic container labeled “Minestrone, March 17” so that it is easy to identify in her refrigerator. (The Garden Guru also always orders a side of green vegetables and then takes home half of everything which becomes lunch for the next few days.) My current favorite is the beef-and-sausage lasagna ($13.95) which is too good not to finish, so I, alas, never go home with leftovers. For anyone who grew up going to family-run Italian joints, Taro’s is a restaurant that feels like an old friend, and it’s so old-fashioned that it does not take credit cards—cash only.
18 Main St., Millerton, NY
Monday - Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday 12 - 9:30 p.m.