$25 for $54
Corner Dovercourt and Dupont
A nice room
Essentially a pasta -pizza menu
Pea and mint soup, caesar salad, beans and greens, olives, "Bourbon" pizza for me, spaghetti and clams for my friend. Plus a beer. $75 including tax.
My supper friend is Italian, grew up in the neighbourhood and loves his food but has gout now and limited himself to sharing the olives and salad, and had the pasta on his own.
I liked a lot the soup and bean and greens. The salad was wimpy and needed more character even though I asked for anchovies.The olives my friend said were good although the green ones were underripe; I am more familiar with Arabic preparations and prefer this style. The pizza I would not have again. The tomato "sauce' was crushed tomato. The
crust was supposed to be Neapolitan. I didn't understand it as such. I thought Neopolitan meant that it had three colours, like the two tone black and white rye bread, but it had only one. In any event I wasn't impressed by the wood fired business for the pizza. The taste of the crust reminded me of bad matzoh.`
The sum of the toppings was too much goop and the toppings did not sing. The toppings didn't go with the crust and overwhelmed it.
My friend said that he would not have the pasta dish again. Ditto for me on the pizza.
It is not that prices were too high but rather that portions were too small for the money.
With inconsistency and small portions I would have been aggrieved for what it cost without the coupon.