Travinia: Worth the Wait

 It’s general knowledge to make reservations for a restaurant on a Saturday night, right? The hubby and I didn’t consider that one Saturday, and in a blind fit of hunger found ourselves hearing the dreaded it’s-going-to-be-an-hour-or-longer-wait from a polite hostess at Travinia. A week later we found ourselves at the same location, but at a much better hour (and no wait). We had checked out the menu on-line and we ready for this experience.

The dim lighting, dark woods, windowed kitchen, inviting aromas, and relaxing tunes made this evening totally worth the wait! Our waiter was prompt and friendly, and I don’t believe our Rosemary bread with olive oil for dipping.

glasses were ever half-full. A rounded rosemary-infused bread kicked off the experience. Warm and chewy, this soft bread was perfect with olive oil and the sweet balsamic vinegar. (Ask for the vinegar. Trust me!)

The cannelloni dish.

The menu boasts plenty options, and I finally decided on the Homestyle Cannelloni. It may have been $20, but it was large enough to use for my lunch the next day. Win, win! A total sea of cheese on top greeted me, and I happily said “hello” back! Beneath were creamy, filled cannelloni with even more cheese and shredded chicken. It was decadant and delicious, and I would order it again!

Travinia was relaxing and full of character. I even loved the faucets in the restroom and lovely artwork on the walls. The kitchen, too, was unique in that a wall of glass separated it from the main dining room; and there’s something to be said about transparency with food preparation.

On the road again,

Ms. Thrifty

This entry was published on November 7, 2011 at 12:50 am. It’s filed under In and around Leesburg and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Travinia: Worth the Wait

  1. The travel buddy on said:

    Be sure to try the italian nachos next time – easily the best thing on the menu and a great happy hour snack!!

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