Seasonal Italian regional dishes (many inspired by nonnas and their second to none home cooking), a superb wine list, and its Harvard Square location make this fine dining experience irresistible. The crudo antipasti for spring is a baby hamachi served with a strawberry, cucumber, basil, and lemon salsa that prepares the palate for the rich and filling Pasta or Secondi plates that follow. The local pork belly strozzapretti pasta and the Colorado lamb served over a bed of pecorino yogurt and pea greens are wowza preparations. Introducing a truly Italian grandmother style cooking, try the unusual combination of veal and tuna in the perfectly and prettily-plated Vitello tonnato. All pasta is made in house and eating family style makes this dining experience all the better—afterall, why try only one dish when sharing provides an opportunity to try at least three?
1 Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138