Oh, summertime…how we love this time of year! Celebrating the great outdoors and taking in the sunshine and the fresh air with some Vitamin D is needed to stay healthy and happy, especially during these times of feeling cooped up. So, go ahead and play hooky for a day, or arrive after 5. It doesn’t matter. Gervasi’s award-winning wines, eateries, and cozy comforts offer the perfect atmosphere to get outside, enjoy and “Celebrate Life”.
From the moment you turn into the drive, you will be transported to a world away. Check out four restaurants on the gorgeous 55-acre estate with some great insider tips.
Featuring casual dining al fresco (open air) on a gorgeous patio. The Piazza has nearly 200 outdoor seats and now offers full tableside service. Enjoy views of the beautiful six-acre, spring fed lake, complete with swans. Try a game of bocce. Feeling a little chilled once the sun goes down? Share the warmth of the large open fire pit.
Must Order: Gervasi has their own wine slushies! Try the Fromanza Wine Slushy made with Gervasi’s Rose wine. Magnifico!
For dinner, the Grilled Kabob Platter is a hit! This sharable entrée for two includes jumbo shrimp, steak chicken, seasoned rice and Italian salad. Order extra kabobs if you’re really hungry. Bonus – this meal is also gluten free.
Insider Tip: No reservations, walk up seating. Live music is offered every evening Tuesday through Sunday. Don’t want to wait? Order food for carryout, then grab a blanket and sit by the lake for a lovely picnic, with no crowds.
Escape with your honey to an intimate ambiance that showcases authentic, upscale Italian dining that will leave you satisfied and longing for more. The chefs carefully combine original flavors of fresh ingredients to create a perfect harmony of tastes – all served in an artful presentation.
Must Order: The infamous Tuscan Beef Short Ribs, slow roasted for hours to perfection and accompanied by GV mashed potatoes, Young Carrots, and Mushroom Veal Sauce. Pair it with a glass of the Fingerlakes International Award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Abbraccio, meaning “embrace” in Italian. It’s a match made in heaven.
Insider Tip: Definitely call ahead for reservations (330) 497-1000, Option 2, or book online with OpenTable. Several private dining spaces are available for groups of 10+ with tables adequately socially distanced.
Its sleek and modern design maintains touches of the past. Relax in style and dine either indoors or outdoors. Enjoy a full bar, and an array of beers. Food options range from casual lunches to dinners that are sure to whet any appetite. You can also enjoy a Napa Valley-style tasting room experience.
Must Order: Explore the GV Craft Beers, including two ales and an IPA, paired with any sandwich! From the Vegetariano Piada (featuring amazing eggplant meatballs”) to the Crush House Burger (with the choice of five cheeses) – you will be coming back for more.
Insider Tip: No reservations needed. If there is a wait, grab a drink at the bar or take a walk on the lovely walking paths that adorn the property and enjoy the scenery.
A coffeehouse by day and cocktail lounge by night. The newest hot spot in town modeled after a church in Denno, Italy, with hints of the saints and sinner concept of the prohibition era. This is your place for sipping signature cocktails, unique crafted brews or your favorite Gervasi wine.
Must Order: A craft cocktail is a must! Try the Lush Blush, made with Gervasi Spirits Rose Vodka and pair with the Bacon Wrapped Chorizo and Manchego Stuffed Dates with Sherry Vinegar Reduction. Amazing!
Another MUST is the Smoked Envy, a Woodford Rye, Grand Marnier, Walnut Spice Bitters, Rosemary and filled with Pecan Smoke. Pair it with Chorizo Manchego Fondue and Crispy Pasta Chips to hit the spot.
Insider Tip: During the day, for a quick pick-me-up, stop by for a cup of Gervasi’s custom blend Italian roast coffee that is USDA certified organic, and locally roasted. Try a Latte with a splash of flavoring paired with Gervasi’s housemade Cannoli for a sweet treat.