Ristorante Civile wants to be a fine dining restaurant. Well, IMHO they have a long way to go. Maybe I just ordered the wrong things, but I seem to have had a different experience than everyone else. Yes, I was well received at the door and taken care of. I was solo so I ate at the bar - such as it is in a BYO. I ordered the burrata, which I love, but it was served so cold that you could not taste the cheese. (By comparison, I just ate in another Italian restaurant where it was served at room temperature, as it should be.) I then ordered the shrimp over white bean ragu. I am a big fan of the Italian concept of "mare e monti", that is, combining seafood with land items such as the beans and mushrooms. I was extremely disappointed. The dish was clumsy with everything seemingly cooked together (and the beans not enough - I'm all for al dente, but not beans.) The tomato covered everything and masked the flavors of the other ingredients. What a pity. It could have been so good with a more deft hand. Dessert was an industrial gelato - Bindi. I may give it one more try, but for what they are charging, they need to get the little things right.
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