Rosticeria Da Gigi, located uptown Hoboken, is the kind of small joint where you would go to grab a quick bite: nothing fancy, but comforting.
It is a small place that probably sits 16 people.
So we sat at one of the tables and went through the menu. It consists of standard breakfast dishes like eggs, pancakes...as well as panini, sandwiches or items from their rotisserie.
Jodi decided to try their croque-monsieur:
When the plate arrived, we were a bit surprised as it did not look like a croque-monsieur, but more like a panini.
There was for sure a decent amount of ham and cheese, but the brioche bread was too thick and unbalanced the proportion of bread / ham / cheese. It was also a bit dry.
On my side, I went for half roasted chicken:
It was definitely a nice piece of chicken and I really liked it: the chicken was moist and the skin crispy.
With it, I could pick two sides and decided to go for the meatballs with tomato sauce and the rice balls with tomato sauce.
It came in one plate as the tomato sauce was the same for both sides. The meatballs were good, but I really did not like the rice balls that were missing flavors. Even with the tomato sauce, the only thing I could taste was some overcooked rice.
Besides the chicken, the meal was ok. I would probably go back to try some other dishes, their menu being so diverse. Although maybe it is the issue: too many things on the menu. I am still unsure about that place...
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