We ate at Mezza Luna on South 8th Street for the first time last night - although it was listed as a BYO when it was reviewed, it now has a liquor license. But the wines are quite reasonable - ranging from $18. We had a $30 Barbera that was quite good.
We ordered spinach gnocchi with marinara sauce to share (around $16 or $16) and the gnocchi were very unusual - quite large (about 2 inches long) and very light and the marinara sauce was obviously freshly made and very good.
For our main course we both ordered the fish special, grilled orato, $24.00. This was filleted tableside very nicely and served with mashed potatoes and a zucchini/tomato combination. The fish was very fresh and delicious, with just enough butter melted on and around it.
We didn't have dessert, but did have American decaf - 2 cups each - and they let us sit as long as we wanted.
Unfortunately, we're getting old and can't eat as much as we used to so we couldn't try too many dishes. But we thought the food was of very high quality. Other main dishes ranged from around $16 or $17 for chicken up to $26.
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