4377 Ave w
The décor is modern and classic. The piano that plays itself when you enter is a little creepy, but it created a beautiful atmosphere. We arrived early for our reservation, but they gladly took us in as our table was ready. I immediately felt underdressed. There were people in jeans there, but I still felt like I should've worn something nicer. Awkward.
We ordered drinks and made our picks. Our server did not greet us. I found this strange, yet efficient. He arrived and asked us what we wanted. We ordered, he brought it. They had other wait staff refilling drinks and removing plates, so we didn't see him often. He was polite and said everything on the menu with much more Italian grace than we did. Sometimes, it's less embarrassing to point at your choice than to try to pronounce it.
The food was incredible. I ordered the Veal Tenderloin and my mother ordered a seafood dish, Di Mare. The veal was tender and juicy. It was smothered in rich gravy and large slices of mushrooms. My mothers dish had breaded cuttlefish, calamari, scallops and shrimp. The breading was thin, crispy and buttery. They could've breaded the plate and I would've eaten it. The calamari was tender, cuttlefish was light and tasty, shrimp were huge and scallops were cooked to perfection.
Both of our dishes came with the same sides, broccoli and roasted potatoes. The roasted potatoes were lightly seasoned with a little crisp. I've never had broccoli that was cooked so perfectly. It was cooked, but still crunch remained. It was refreshing to have veggies that weren't mushy or barely warm.
Dessert. How could we leave without having dessert?? Tiramisu. The good stuff and it was real. There aren't enough adjectives for me to describe how good this was and at $10 a piece, it better be good!
What a meal!
Thanks again, !