Sunday, February 24, 2008


We finally dined at the much hyped Baccaro on a lonely though ever trendy stretch of Division Street. This little spot is so pretty and romantic inside. There is a small upstairs with lovely wainscotting, a shiny wood bar and tables with dripping candles over old fashioned candle holders. Downstairs using the space very cleverly are tables set inside the exposed brick grottos of the building. There is even a separate speakeasy style entrance to the downstairs outside. Now the food- crusty good peasant bread arrives first with the actual bottle of extra virgin olive oil, nice touch. My friend and I shared two items. The menu is mad up of about 20 items. We ordered the gnocchi alla funghi(mushroom gnocchi) and the fritto misto(fried mix) of seafood and vegetables. The gnocchi although flavorful with a touch of greens was not cooked to order. The tasty sauce tasted reheated. The fritto misto was nicely cooked had a nice selection of fish and veggies though lacked an accompanying sauce. I requested an aoili or marinara from the kitchen and the waiter said they had none? No tomato sauce in an Italian style restaurant?
Well the bathroom here was beautiful with a large pedestal sink and a huge antique style mirror and sconces. A standout toilet in a super cool space with unremarkable grub.

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