Nauti-Nancy’s isn’t a very big restaurant, but the food definitely packs a bunch of flavor. It looks like a little dive, with just a few tables inside, an outside patio and bar area. I don’t think either of us was expecting much from the food, but we were pleasantly surprised throughout the entire meal. This is one of those places where the food takes its time coming out of the kitchen, but your patience is rewarded.
We started off with some crab stuffed mushrooms.
When I first saw them, I thought the mushrooms were a bit small to be stuffed, but they were filled with a wonderful crab stuffing and topped with melted provolone cheese. We’d definitely order these again. Loren liked the spicy sauce that came with them.
For his entree, Loren ordered the Vidalia onion chicken sandwich.
He said the onions were very sweet, the chicken tender and the overall flavor of the sandwich delicious. I ordered the chicken saltimbocca which came with a salad and side of parmesean noodles.
The chicken was topped with prosciutto, spinach, provolone cheese and a very nice mushroom marsala sauce. It was a touch salty, but not overwhelming. The noodles were very garlicy, but in a good way. The whole dish had a lot of good flavors going on. When the waitress cleared our plates, she said she was going to bring us some beignets.
This was a delicious surprise. I don’t know if she brought them because she had forgotten to bring my salad earlier, or if they brought them to all the tables. Either way, it was a wonderful dessert. They were hot out of the fryer and completely covered in powdered sugar. If I wasn’t stuffed before, I definitely was now. Overall the service was just ok. Like I said, our waitress forgot to bring my salad and she never refilled drinks. But the kicker for this whole experience was that the total bill with a drink was only $26. This was one of the better meals we’ve had recently at an incredibly reasonable price. There’s no doubt we’ll make our way back to Nauti-Nancy’s again.
700 Eldridge St