Il Fornaio felt like home (in a good way). There's nothing fancy about this Little Italy eatery but the food makes up for the lack of decor. I had a house glass of wine (Pinot Grigio) and they literally fill the wine glasses to the top...my kind of place! We shared eggplant rollatini to start with and it was quite good. It was not the best I ever had, but good. I had penne vodka (I know, I'm a boring Italian). The penne vodka was definitely one of the best I've ever had, if not THE best. My fiance had one of the specials. It was a veal chop with mushrooms. It looked delicious but I don't eat veal so I didn't taste it. I'll just take his word. He said it was delicious. The bill came out to about $75 and that was for 2 beers, 2 glasses of wine, 1 eggplant rollatini, 1 penne vodka and 1 veal chop special. I thought the price was good. They were also playing Frank Sinatra and Frankie Valli, so that made me love the restaurant even more! This is definitely a little hidden gem of Little Italy.
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