Everything we ordered was really good. We tried the mussels, the polenta and Italian wedding soup as appetizers. The polenta was delicious, kind of like good fries, in the sense that the outside was crispty and the inside was soft and gooey. The sausage that came with the polenta appetizer was just Ok. But what really worked well instead was to dip the polenta into the mussel broth, which was tomato based and fragant from the mussels. For an entree, we ordered the special, which was a pan-fried chicken with mushrooms and very tasty. Overall, it was satisfying meal, just a little slow in the sense that the servers and kitchen move at their own pace, but that's almost part of the charm. We only ordered one entree since we ordered three appetizers, but we asked them not the split the plate, since to me that ruins the presentation and my partner and I prefer to share the plate. They split it anyway and served two appetizer plates and then charged us a $3 split charge. That practice is completely outdated in the new restaurant world of small and large plates, but that trend hasn't yet made it to Pittsburgh. It was annoying since we spent more money by having 3 appetizers and 1 entree than by ordering 2 entrees so it made no sense to charge us, especially since we asked them not the split the plate. Petty. But other than that wrinkle, we had a great meal.
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