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New Italian in N. Cambridge

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New Italian in N. Cambridge

katzzz | Mar 5, 2006 08:14 AM

Stopped off Saturday night around 6:30 to have dinner at Tartufo (sp?), new Italian place specializing in Arbruzzi (sp?) cuisine, located on Sherman Street (in Brickyard Building, on right side of street if you're heading up Sherman from Harvard Square, a couple of block's before you get to Jose's). Looked very appealing from the outside with painted mural, Meditarranean color scheme. Inside not so thrilling. Only one party of three was in the place, the lights were way too bright, a radio was blaring from the kitchen and the smell of overheated coffee permeated the air. When we discovered that there was no alcohol, that was the clincher -- and it provided a ready excuse to politely walk away without eating. The friendly waiter told us they get there liquor license this Tuesday. Hope the offputting stuff will get remedied. The menu looked promising, full range of entrees in the $12-$20 range.

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