A visit to the Canaan Valley area is not complete until I have been to Sirianni’s. There is just something about this place that I love. The restaurant is housed in an old storefront on Route 32 in Davis. You can’t miss it, and you shouldn’t! It’s not filled with fancy, new furniture. Instead, it has quirky old chairs, different sized tables, and skis as posts on the booths. How cool is that? We were seated in the raised section straight ahead and slightly to the left of the front door. As luck would have it, I noticed that my favorite booth, right next to this table, was empty. I asked our server if it would be alright for us to scooch over there, and he gave me the nod. This booth is tucked in the corner, seems very private, has two old, high back benches for seats and ski poles make the posts. This spot made my food taste even better, I am sure of that.
Usually, I order pizza. This time I felt like being a little wild and ordering a pasta. Best-case scenario would have been for Ron to order a pizza I liked so I could eat both, but it didn’t happen. As you have come to expect, Ron and I ordered up a drink to start. I selected a glass of Pinot Grigio and Ron chose a beer. I am probably not allowed to mention the specific beer he chose because Ron has a family member who works for Budweiser. It is the Official Family Beer. For reasons that still remain unknown to me, even after inquiring of our server, there is no Budweiser to be found in the two restaurants we visited on Route 32 in Davis.
Today’s winner: Squash Pasta – linguine with a wine and butter sauce which includes zucchini, squash, broccoli, carrots, mushooms, red onion and little chunks of garlic. They did not skimp on these veggies – it was piled so high there was no way I could eat it all at one sitting. I added some parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper flakes (available on our table) to finish it off perfectly. The pasta was cooked properly and the veggies were just right, not mushy. A slice of garlic toast was served in a basket on the side – this is the way to do it so the bread doesn’t get soggy from the sauce.
As if that wasn’t enough for the $10.25 price, I also received a nice salad to start off my meal. This salad was filled with leaf lettuce and romaine and a couple bites of each of many different vegetables. The salad boasts mushrooms, black olives, tomato, green pepper, red onion, carrots and cheese. The Italian dressing was yummy, too. They also scored points with me by taking my plate back to the kitchen to box up my leftovers.
The service was great. The food tasted great and it was a pretty good value. My suggestion would be to have a little more variety within the menu. It seemed like most of the pasta dishes were very similar. Oh, and could you call a cease-fire with Budweiser? And where is the Michelob Ultra? I couldn’t find that on William Avenue, either.
A near-perfect rating for Sirianni’s at FOUR FORKS.
If you’re in Davis, you have to stop and eat at this pizza place, it’s one of the best around the state much less the Davis / Thomas area (it also may be the only pizza joint in the area) I try to eat here at least once a visit at it’s something I really look forward to when coming up here.
I always get Pizza- if you go to a pizza place get pizza. I’m leary of Pasta, I very rarely order it, as I think most establishments overcharge for it. Come on, you’re just boiling water and spending a $1.50 on 12oz of noodles. But I’ll save you as that’s another rant for another time…
As I said, I pretty much always get pizza and as Susan said there is only one item one wants with their pizza and that is beer and yes Budweiser is the family beer more or less. Hey, they brought beer to the masses and the masses like beer.
My pizza was like $10.99 – forgive me if I forget my prices or do not get them correct, but the place is not expensive by any means, and for a fresh pizza, it will top Papa Johns any day of the week.
The pizza I ordered was basically a Supreme Pizza I guess, I forget the actual title, but it had thick slices of pepperoni, big fresh olives – well at least as fresh as olives can be, flavorful bananna peppers, and whatever else comes on it. My guess is it was a 10″ pizza, maybe 12″ but not 14″… it was fairly thick and for me even though I ate it all, I was full after the second piece – so my third and fourth were simply for the pure enjoyment of eating and of course eating along with a cold beer is all the better.
This place is great, it won’t break your wallet – driving to Canaan Valley may, but this eatery will not. If you’re ever here you have to stop in and have a bite.
Four ForksSirianni’s Cafe Box 626, Route 32 William Avenue
Davis, WV 26260