Maurizio's Authentic Italian Ristorante
Italian. $$. The menu reflects the cuisine of owner Maurizio Cutrignelli's hometown of Bari, and the restaurant reflects Maurizio's theatrical character: you don't dine here for a quick upscale fix, you dine here for down-home atmosphere. Tender vitello saltimbocca tops the menu. 17535 Monterey Rd. 408.782.7550.
Home-style French. $$$$ brings to the table authentic bistro cooking with rich, sturdy sauces reduced to glossy consistencies. Beef, chicken and fresh fish are prepared with seasonal ingredients. Snug dining room creates the perfect space for romantic dining. 207 West Main St. Morgan Hill 408.782.2505.