Coincidentally, Amata and I went to Freddy's for the first time yesterday morning. With regard to the cooked items one might have there, we only tried one (which we got 'to-go'), namely a stuffed chicken breast (the stuffing turned out to be ricotta) with sautéed red and green bell pepper strips and mushrooms: It was quite tasty. Of the other cooked items I saw on display, several looked great, including a risotto made with very small rings of calamari, roasted chicken, a couple of different veal preparations. There were also a couple forms of pasta on display, including gnocchi served in a tomato sauce. All in all, the way everything there looked reminded me very much of a tavola calda
one might see in a bustling peripheral neighbourhood in Naples or Rome.
Beyond that, some of the items we bought as groceries could have been ordered for consumption on the spot and I thought they were very good. We bought a pepperoni roll (quite tasty as a snack), a long loaf of Italian bread (with a nicely browned and, in spots, blackened crust), and some very delicious sesame rolls. Those rolls we used at home to make sandwiches from their fresh mozzarella (very
fresh and still tangy, as tangy as fior di latte
can get around here) and two of their 'home-made' pork products. These were: 1) the mild sopressata, which was excellent, and 2) their prosciutto, which I found surprisingly good.
Not so relevant for this thread but worth briefly noting is the fact that as an Italian grocery they carry some excellent products at reasonable prices, including two of my favourite brands of pasta, Giuseppe Cocco and Voiello.
Back to the topic of Freddy's as an outstanding neighbourhood restaurant, I'll say that we enjoyed very much all of the house-prepared items we got there, namely, the baked goods, pork products and stuffed chicken breast. On the basis of our first time experience, we certainly will be going back and I would like to hear more about some of the other cooked items they offer; I could well imagine some may be great and others maybe look better than they really are, but, as people used to say: The proof of the pudding is in the eating.*
... And the gelato definitely looked worth a try as well.
* A pox on those who mindlessly reduce this expression to the now current but utterly meaningless version: "the proof is in the pudding." Feh.