“Hi, I’m Toni, and I’m known for my balls,” Toni Sapienza said with her spunky Bronx flair, in reference to her famous arancini; A double breaded crispy exterior filled with a creamy six-cheese rice and fresh herb center, kissed by San Marzano plum tomato sauce. At Toni’s Tuscan Table, Sapienza treats you as if you’re a guest in her home. “Call me tomorrow with a craving, and I’ll make it for you,” she promises. And she means it. Every dish is created with love. You can feel it. She kibitzes with you while you’re dining and kisses you on the cheek when you leave. I seriously offered to help her clean up because it felt like I was over a friend’s house for dinner.
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