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BonCaldo in Norwood

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BonCaldo in Norwood

SLL1065 | Dec 16, 2005 09:37 PM

I went to BonCaldo in Norwood for dinner the other night and had an enjoyable time.

First off, this is a fine dining Italian restaurant where the price for an entrée starts at $15—Please note that some entrees (pasta) had a slit price, ex. 7/15, for this review I just went with the higher price to determine an overall baseline. I went to their web site and lifted the description of my meal from the menu.

The interior decoration is pleasant but the bar area where a Frank Sinatra sound-alike was performing seemed a bit cramped, what with the singer and his band. It’s really easy to miss the front entrance when you’re trying to leave the building. Parking is extremely tough to manage. I wound up getting a spot in front of the dumpster.

Appetizer:
Bruschetta. Grilled Tuscan bread, home made meatballs, san marzano tomato sauce; garnished with pecorino romano & extra virgin olive oil

Entrée:
Vitello e Arragosta. Pan seared veal scallopini, lobster, white wine, tomatoes & lemon; served with whipped Yukon gold potatoes & sautéed zucchini.

The lobster meat looked like it came from the legs, you know, the part of the lobster that requires too much work for very little reward assuming you haven’t given up in frustration. The meat was sprinkled over the veal. I thought they gave an adequate potion of lobster.

The only downside I experienced was that my entree seemed slightly greasy. It wasn’t a major thing just something that I took a casual notice of.

Dessert:
Cannoli Siciliani. Orange and cinnamon infused ricotta cheese, callebaut chocolate, and chopped pistachio nuts

The Cannoli’s were the best I’ve ever had. The orange and cinnamon flavor balanced each other out without one overpowering the other. You could easily taste two flavors. What pulled the dessert together for me was the pistachio nuts.

The waitress was very attentive in a professional way. I had a question about the restaurant carrying a particular spirit. She went and checked with the bartender and returned with an answer. She then asked me about it because she had never heard of it before.

Overall, I enjoyed the meal and service. I would definitely go back.

Link: http://www.boncaldo.com

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