Appetizers at Ripa's include sauteed hot banana peppers stuffed with anchovies, roasted red peppers and bread crumbs, clams casino and other scintillating starters. Sample the soup of the day or enjoy a crispy salad enhanced by a housemade dressing. Pasta dishes are as varied as the members of your family, and there's a flavor for everyone: baked penne Parmigiano, seafood Alfredo, baked homemade lasagna, homemade gnocchi, tortellini, linguini with clams and so much more. House specialties include char-broiled pork chops or fish and baked stuffed shrimp. The eggplant Parmigiano and center-cut New York strip aren't to be missed. Come by Fridays to enjoy a beer-battered or breaded fish fry, and Lenten specials continue all through the season.