Friday, February 15, 2013
Sleek and sexy spot off Extra Place- "the little foodie street". The restaurant impresses visually, with a large open wine closet off the main dining room. Service here is attentive and professional. The bread with plain oil is a yawner as nothing distinguishes it from any other upscale Italian. Many good menu choices abound and I went with arrancini, calamarata pasta, brussel sprouts with pancetta and a dessert of chocolate cake with fresh stracciatella ice-cream and caramel. Total bill was about $52 with tip- no drink. The arranci with fontina were tasty though not dark and a little olive oily like my palate prefers. Pizza Roma on Bleeker has a good one. The best part of the savory was the brussel sprouts- fried, lemony, bacony, delish. The calamarata- with calamari sauce and round squid shaped pasta did not blow my mind. The molten chocolate cake did though with house made ice-cream, macerated cherries and a lovely crust- this was a winning dessert. A good spot for a girls night out or a date to impress. GO!