My wife and I decided to visit this newly opened restaurant for her birthday. I had read some reviews of other locations and hoped that this locale would be as good as what I had read. They only take reservations for groups of 8 or more, but we went in early on a Friday evening and were promptly seated. The staff is all dressed in black. Service from the hostess to the wait staff was outstanding. The ceilings are quite high and I felt the noise level was a bit high, although we did not have to speak above normal levels to understand each other. I also felt the lights were a bit bright but my wife said she thought they could be a bit brighter. We started with mixed drinks, myself the house martini (Bombay Sapphire, vermouth, large olives) and my wife the Dragonberry Madras (Dragonberry Rum, orange juice and cranberry.) For and appetizer we had an antipasto plate which consisted of prosciutto, salami, artichoke hearts, black olives, sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella. They also brought us a loaf of warm bread which was lightly coated with some herbs and I believe olive oil. We had a saucer of olive oil and freshly ground black pepper to dip it in. The bread was OK, but in my opinion nothing special. Following this we ordered a Spinach and Goat cheese salad
(Lightly fried goat cheese medallions, sliced red onions, diced egg, baby spinach and a warm
pancetta dressing. 8) which we declared to be delicious. For her main course my wife ordered the Wild Mushroom Carbonara (Linguine tossed with parmesan cream, proscuitto, peas, garlic, wild mushrooms and truffle oil. 16), I tasted this and we both declared it to be a keeper. Her meal was accompanied by a glass of Mandra Rosso Nero d"Avola, Sicily. I ordered Veal Marsala (Thinly pounded veal tenderloins sautéed in an aged Florio Marsala wine demi-glaze with cremini mushrooms, topped with melted Fontina cheese over
cappellini. 23). I ordered a glass of Rocca Sasyr, Italy, however it was not available so I had a Zaccagnini Monepulciano D'Abruzzo, Italy. To finish our meal we had coffees with Amaretto and freshly made Cannoli, which was a gift of the house to my wife for her birthday. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and will definitely return to this restaurant.
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