I realize I only tend to review 'good' restaurants, but believe you me - I don't go places that I think are going to be shitty. Also, I am currently funemployed. While realistically I shouldn't be dining out at all, I am, and I am certainly not going to waste my rapidly depleting funds on mediocre food. I went to this place with a lovely girlfriend from high school to do our yearly catch up, and realized that this was the same place we'd gone a year or two ago when I'd last been in town. Weird. Either way it was awesome. As stated: unpretentious, friendly staff, and good food. Make that great food. Also - our waiter was a superbabe with incredibly sculpted forearms. Just saying.
|Libretto... before the pizza crazed masses|
For wine I had the Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2008 - a smoky red, and it was lovely, clocking in at around $9 a glass, or $40 for the bottle. I went for the prix fixe menu - $25.00 for antipasti, salad, pizza, and a dessert. NOT BAD. The antipasti was endives topped with a goat cheese and walnut mix, topped with balsamic reduction. Just enough to have little nibbles. For the salad I had arugula, piave, pear and walnut salad topped with a blackberry balsamic (I know. So good). I am hungry typing this. Both were awesome. For the pizza - I had Salami pizza but I didn't get the salami on it obviously. It was roasted red peppers, basil and gorgonzola. Basically heaven. Crispy oven fired thin crust, homemade everything, perfect amount of peppers, basil, and cheese. The dessert was lemon panna cotta and again - was heavenly. Smooth, tart, topped with nuts...I could have eaten two pounds. Everything about this meal was fresh, well prepared, and pretty much superb. I wish I could have it right now.
For the two of us, two glasses of wine each, and the prix fixe for both, came in at around $110 incl. tip and tax. A decent amount of money, but the food and wine was a lot better than 55$ each.
Trendy locale, good service, great food, friendly atmosphere. Definitely recommended.