My pictures are terrible so you will have to go to Little Italy and check this place out yourself – it is a must try kind of place.
We went in for late lunch/early dinner on a Sunday and got there JUST before the place got packed. When we were leaving to catch a 6:30 train, there was a 45 minute wait.
Since they double as a wine shop, the walls are lined with bottles, many of which are labeled as recommended by employees. They run the gamut from very affordable to not so. There is a $7 corkage fee except on Sundays (so we were in luck!).
We started with the roasted cauliflower steak that was topped with chick peas and a Sicilian olive tapenade – a great start. Next they poured silky marscapone polenta onto a wooden board and topped it with the ragu of the day which was an incredible stew of Wagyu beef, porcini mushrooms and roasted cherry tomatoes. Heads were turning and I’m sure it’s arrival changed orders on neighboring tables.
Next we had the pizza della fattoria – thin crust topped with pork belly, potato and scallions that was served on an empty tomato can. This was also topped with an egg which was what appealed to me to order it, but it was more slimy than I like. We took most of the pizza to go. We also tried the Brussels sprouts with pancetta (excellent).
I was disappointed because the Uovo in Raviolo was temporarily off the menu but they let us know it was available so we had to try it. SO GOOD. It is 1 large raviolo with spinach, ricotta and an egg yolk inside served in a brown butter and parmesan sauce. Simple but fabulous.
I would like to say we skipped dessert, but we tried the blood orange sorbet. It was light and bright and a great way to finish.
Service is great, decor is fun and I want to go back!over 2 years ago