Birthday Wishes and Awesome Italian!

August 10, 2006

Yesterday we spent a very enjoyable evening with the family celebrating my Mother-In-Law’s Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Rita!!

We met at an Italian Restaurant called Cinzetti’s. Tom and I had never been there before and were pleasantly astounded at the wonderful Italian fare. If you have never eaten there – you MUST try it! It is set up like a market place with many buffets to choose from.



They have everything from pizza, spaghetti and lasagna to pollo penne with gargonzola, fried cheese, zucchini, eggplant, calimari and much more. The salads were awesome and the bruschetta. . .mmmmmm delicioso!!


One of the favorite parts were the desserts! They had hand-dipped ice cream in several flavors, tiramisu, these wonderful raspberry thingies and CREPES! I had never tried a crepe before, so I indulged in a strawberry, banana and cream cheese one. It was pretty good.


Here’s the room that we all crowded into to enjoy our vittles. Can you find Elizabeth?

Thanks everyone for a fun family night together! Blessings to you, Rita, may your year ahead be a wonderful one!



17 responses to Birthday Wishes and Awesome Italian!

  1. Happy Birthday to the woman who has my unlimited, eternal admiration. To have raised Tom and survived is a testament to your strength and courage! 😉

    That restuarant looks wonderful!

  2. Happy Birthday Rita!! And Congratulations Christi! You were a beautiful bride, and what a beautiful smile!

    Karen, what great pictures! I’ve enjoyed viewing them. You have a gorgeous family! Thanks for sharing ‘casting crumbs’ with me – it’s been a lot of fun. I’ll keep viewing for updates on the family tree.
    Love to all, :love

  3. Yes, Carl. I too am thankful for this woman who raised my wonderful husband!

    Cindy, thanks for visiting. I enjoyed talking to you last night. Give everyone our love.

  4. Mmmmm, looks like I’m going to have to try Cinzetti’s!

  5. Some of us call this sin city, since you can forget about any kind of a diet when you go there. Great pictures Karen.

  6. I think Sin City’s is a good name for this place. It is hard to stop eating!

  7. Where is Sin City’s (Cinzetti’s) located? I’ll have to check it out on my next trip to the city. :drool

  8. Yum! Where is this place?

    Happy Belated Birthday, Rita!!!!!!

  9. It’s at 91st and Metcalf in OP, Cindy and Jules. It’s worth visiting. I really want to go back soon.

  10. Oh Yeah, Monday and Tuesday nights kids eat free. . .

  11. I know where Jules and James will be next Monday!!! Kids eat free!!!

  12. We never go to OP. I guess we could get adventurous! Mary knows we can’t pass up on free kids meals!

    Karen if you drive me there, I’ll buy your meal. 😉 We’ll make a night of it.

  13. Tom would like to go too.

  14. Maybe, but I won’t be purchasing your meal! :p

  15. It’s a date! Sounds wonderful.

    We should plan another parents night out with the adults and go over there.

  16. Karen thanks a lot for those pictures and also thanks to Kenny for suggesten this place. I am ready to go back over there. This was one of the nicest birthdays I’ve had. Love to you all for being there it meant a lot to me. God Bless All Of You For Being There.
    Love You All

  17. We wouldn’t have missed it, Rita! :birthday