We dined with a party of six friends to try the January Restaurant Month 3 course fixed price menu for $30. The antipasti dish offered a choice between home cured salami served with Italian cheeses and various spreads (good) or a baby spinach salad (a bit over-dressed). Bread served with olive tapenade accompanied this course. The Primi course included pumpkin and ricotta cheese tortellonis in a cheese sauce (light and delicious!) or Orecchitte served with chicken sausage in a tomato basil sauce (also very tasty). The main course was between grilled flank steak sliced and served over fresh arugula (light and excellent) or grilled fresh eggplant and zuccini baked with mozzarella and parmesan cheese (on the smallish side). On Wednesday nights bottles of wine are half off (under $100. a bottle), so we enjoyed choosing a local wine as well as an Italian wine from the extensive list.
The service was particularly gracious. When we arrived we were seated at a small round table close to the kitchen, under a vent where chilly air bothered some of our group. So the server offered to move us to a larger, better located table in the small, but cozy interior of the restaurant. The head waiter presented the dinner specials very nicely and a some of us ordered different entrees. Veal scallopini served in a mushroom marsala sauce was beautifully presented and garnished and truly delicious. Water glasses were refilled regularly and the clean wine glasses were exchanged for the red wine after the white was finished.
Since this restaurant is small, it is important to reserve ahead, especially for large groups. For lunch or warm evening, it is pleasant to sit in the covered patio area behind the restaurant. There is no parking so one must park in one of the municipal garages if there is no street parking available.
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