Monday evening we were looking for a place that was casual, not expensive, had good food, and - was open on Mondays.
Fitzwater Cafe is owned by the Saloon, and is just north of it on Seventh St., with a parking lot.
It is small and cute - about 10 tables.
It is only open for dinner Monday to Friday; they serve breakfast and lunch (which I hear is good) every day. The chef, we were told, is another one of Nunzio's proteges from Primavera.
Our appetizers: my husband had a Mediterranean salad that he said was "marvelous" - beautiful, fresh seafood. One friend had a large bowl of hearty lentil soup, that he enjoyed thoroughly. Two of us had a pleasant arugula salad with pears and cheese.
We all had pastas for entrees. The ravioli filled with shrimp and crabmeat were excellent. Another seafood dish, this time over pasta, was filled with large pieces of delicious seafood.
Following suggestions in the review in Citypaper, we stuck to seafood and pasta and didn't try the meat, though the veal I saw going to another table looked very good. Pasta entree prices were in the low to mid teens. Appetizers were about 7 or 8; the soup was 5.
We shared a berry cobbler covered with a very good vanilla gelato. There were many pastries available; they display them in a counter at the front.
Fitzwater Cafe is cash only, BYOB, no reservations.
I'm sure that those of you who live nearby have discovered it already.
We'll be back!
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