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Assenzio Review

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Assenzio Review

Erma Jean | Dec 7, 2005 07:30 AM

Assenzio is very cozy and warm. A great place to go during the eveing on a weekday. Food was good.
Located on 4th between A/B where new restaurants are poping up day by day.

We ordered a bunch of things and had them bring them as they were ready.

Started with some soft polenta with truffle sauce and artichokes- the sauce actually had mushrooms in it and it was very tasty. I did not really see/taste to many artichokes but it was perfect just the way it was.
I can just taste it now.
If you like polenta, GO.

We had a nice salad (speacial of the night)
which featured cerignola olives and mixed greens a nice light dressing and yes something else that escapes me. I will ask my dinner partner but i aleardy waited a week to write this. As always those 0lives can make anything so much better!
If you never had a cerignola olive i suggest trying one.

We ordered carpacchio (tuna and swordfish). I would not order it again.It was light and refeshing ...but there are other things i would want to try.

We tried to be adventurous and order the sardines (fried) bad mistake. I am not experienced enough with sardines but looking back- I should know sardines are probably better marianted (less fishy). Taking a chance is half the fun in my book.

The gnocchi with truffles looked tasty too.
Next time.

We picked a wine from sardinia since that is their Assenzio.

Overall the ambience and the waitstaff and the quality of food will bring me back there.

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