I arrived at this Greenwich Village restaurant two minutes early and was surprised to be seated right away even though my entire party has not arrived. The ambiance of the restaurant was amazing, especially for a Sunday night, the buzz of upbeat conversation provided a wonderful atmosphere especially when a lull in conversation was filled with a classical piano medley. I would describe the attire as smart causal and a bottle of red wine was visible on almost every table in site. But now, let's get to the important things:
APPETIZERThere were four wonderful choices - we picked different things and I am glad we did. I got the Insalata Di Barbabietole, which was a delicious roasted beets with arugula with walnuts and Gorgonzola dressing. I thought this dish was excellent with perfect seasoning without being overpowering. Mary got the Portobello con Formaggio alla Griglia, which was portobello grilled with sun dried tomato, garlic and cheese which she described as, "rich, savory, and satisfying". With our salads we also both got bread and a homemade tomato paste.
With my beat appetizer, Mary with here ravioli entree,
and both enjoying our glasses of Pinot Grigio.
ENTREEAgain, their were four great options and again, Mary and I picked different things. I got the Salmone con Mostrarda, a salmon sauteed with a mustard sauce. It was cooked medium without me having to ask and the cream sauce was delicious paired with green beans with the perfect crunch. Mary got the Ravioli Vitello Salvia, Ricotta and spinach dumplings with ground veal and sage. The waiter described these dumplings as ravioli in a veal meat sauce instead of in the butte and sage sauce it regularly comes in. Mary described it as, "expected with meat sauce and ricotta, of course, but it's delicious".
While there were three choices listed for dessert when the waiter described the options, a flan like pannacotta and a torta di mele we both chose the highly recommended the Biscotto di Gelata alla Nocciola. Mary and I both ordered this amazing hazelnut ice cream, YUM!
|Il Biscotto di Gelata alla Nocciola|
This restaurant was absolutely amazing - I honestly can not say enough great things about it!
Even the bathroom was gorgeous!