It also seems that special occasions means BYO. Even if you don't drink all that much wine (or any), the natural inclination is to say, "Lets go to a BYO". Whether its the nice homey ambiance, the well presented dishes or the fact that you are actually allowed to bring your own alcohol, BYOs holds a certain kind of natural appeal.
|Pappardelle Alle Olive |
Sauteéd jumbo shrimp & Sea scallops cooked in a light tomato sauce with black & green olives
|Ravioli di Magro |
Homemade pasta filled with Swiss Chard, spinach & Ricotta cheese finished in brown butter sage sauce
|Sella di Coniglio Ripiena |
Organic rabbit saddle stuffed with prosciutto & spinach finished in a delicate cream & white wine pan sauce served over potato puree
|Another picture of the rabbit because it was so damn good.|
|Pappardelle Al Ragu di Cinghiale |
Braised wild boar bolognese made with fresh tomatoes & rosemary finished with Parmigiano
|Can't find this on the menu, maybe it was another special.|
If you're looking to splurge, definitely consider the rabbit (which honestly does taste like chicken...but a million times better) or the veal (very, very tender). The ravioli was my favorite pasta dish followed by the wild boar bolognese. There was another item on the menu - Pappardelle Tartufate (Wild mushroom sauce infused with truffle oil, sprinkled with Tuscan pecorino cheese & walnuts) that I really wanted to try and might get whenever I decide to go back.
If you're looking to impress a date or your out-of-town friends, definitely consider this trattoria. Only caution is - the bread isn't warm.
Ambiance: 5 out of 5; Service: 4 out of 5; Food: 4 out of 5