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Bistro Provincia

127 S. Citrus Ave. (Center St.) Send to Phone
Ambitious suburban eatery offering an extensive, eclectic menu.

Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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Bistro Provincia Restaurant Review

: A suburban storefront has been transformed into a pleasant restaurant with an unexpectedly extensive and interesting menu that incorporates influences from throughout Latin America, Europe and the Pacific. Begin with curried chicken lumpia, the type of fried spring rolls that are popular in the Philippines; Hawaiian-inspired seared ahi poke; or calamari fritti with serrano-citrus-soy sauce. Pastas include shrimp-filled ravioli in a Champagne-chipotle beurre blanc or a Japanese take on lasagna. Many guests forgo the pricier entrées in favor of the burger made with a blend of chuck and short rib, which is served with cheddar, caramelized Peruvian onions and a spicy rémoulade. More ambitious diners opt for rack of lamb in a Barolo reduction, sesame-crusted scallops or short ribs glazed in barbecue sauce. The uninspired wine features mostly large producers from California, along with selections from Italy, France and beyond. For desserts, you’ll find passion fruit crème brûlée and a coconut flake-dusted take on bananas Foster.
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