Cortado's decor was modern and stylish, its view was a pleasant reminder of its waterfront location, its wait staff was attentive in spite of it being busy, and, most importantly, its food was good.
Based on the mixed reviews on Trip Advisor, I was skeptical of getting a good meal here, but the menu looked okay so we gave it a go. We're glad we did. We didn't just have a good meal, but also good evening in this lively and relaxed restaurant. The only missing ingredient was a sunny day outside.
When we arrived we noticed that most of the customers seemed to be eating pizza, so how could we resist? Neither of us eat much pizza, so we just ordered a small vegetarian pizza to share (they also had a gluten-free option). The pizza was loaded with cheese, but yummy. My husband ate most of it. For a second course, I ordered the Chilean seafood stew, which contained fish, tiny shrimp, mussels, and small strips of squid in what seemed to be a broth of wine, fish stock, and tomato paste. It was tasty and satisfying, like good home cooking. Instead of a main dish, my husband ordered the entree of scallops on grilled chorizo & parsnip puree, which he was happy with. He paired this with a glass of Two Rivers Rose, while I had a glass of Peregrine Riesling.
Don't go here expecting fine dining or a "wow" meal, just good simple food with uncomplicated flavors in an agreeable setting.
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