Abbondante’s menu is true to its name, offering generous portions of thoughtful Italian preparations. Fresh, homemade pasta is prepared daily for family favorite dishes like spaghetti and meatballs and ravioli with ricotta filling and more inventive dishes like tagliatelle with hazelnut brown butter, rabbit confit, spinach and chevre, and papperedelle with agro dolce pork, sausage and pickled chilis. Pizzas cooked in the wood-burning oven include classics, pizza margherita with tomato, basil, mozzarella and extra virgin olive oil, as well as the more imaginative, such as pizza salsiccia with sausage, pickled chilis, provolone and roasted peppers. The menu is rounded out with comfort specialties like eggplant and chicken parmesan and lasagna.
Originally an old barn, the building Abbondante resides in now exudes comfort with richly painted walls, cozy bistro seating and an expansive stone fireplace. With a long communal table spanning the restaurant, the social atmosphere is further enhanced with an upstairs bar serving handcrafted cocktails, New England artisanal beers and an extensive wine list. During the warmer months, seating is available on the outside terrace. Patrons can also order anything off the menu for take out, and coming soon, will be able to bring home gourmet Italian products sold onsite at the restaurant’s own market.