Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sotto Sotto

Wonderful antipasto platter.

Recently I celebrated with friends at Sotto Sotto, the fancier next door neighbor of Fritti, both owned by Riccardo Ullio. We were seated in a corner, which was great since the tables are very close together - we ate on the early side so only towards the end of our meal did someone sit beside us. The waitstaff literally has to move the tables for you to sit on the booth side, which is fine, but could be a problem if you needed to be up and down a lot for some reason.

Overall I enjoyed the food very much, especially the antipasto misto platter that we shared as an appetizer. The selection of meats and cheeses tasted wonderful as did the obviously high quality olive oil served with good bread. I ordered the spaghetti del pescatore, which was good, although I wish they had a homemade pasta to go with it rather than spaghetti. The dishes my friends had were quite good also; the tortelloni was very creamy and buttery and the beet pasta with vegetables added a light, fresh touch. We were torn on what to try for dessert but the bread pudding turned out to be a great choice. You could spend a lot here, especially with wine/drinks. We did not venture into the "Secondi" section of the menu, which includes meats and fish. I was perfectly satisfied with the pasta and would probably stick with that again next time. This is a nice special occasion restaurant and the noise level wasn't too bad. However, if you want a lot of table room, this is not the place!

Beet tagliatelle with veggies.

Tortelloni Carciofi - artichoke and marscapone filled pasta.

Spaghetti del pescatore - seafood pasta in light tomato sauce.

White chocolate bread pudding with dried cherries.

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