Husband & I went to Tinto last night...both of us had been there for lunch before but never for dinner. Really liked the food but honestly in these times the prices were hard to swallow. We started with some small plates that were really tiny: 2 bites of blue cheese for $7; plate of four tiny ham wrapped figs for $5, mini dish of olives for $4; the bread and crackers served alongside very skimpy...we asked for them to refill the bread twice... everything was really good but hardly made a dent in one's appetite!! We next tried the shrimp brochetas (2 shrimp for $12); sea bass in salsa verde (small piece of fish and 5 of the tiniest clams in creation..$14 but this was the best dish we had!!); lastly basque mussels (a ramekin of mussels in tasty sauce sans shells...thankfully there was a generous side of spicy frites $13). We're up to $55 plus the 4 wines by the glass at $8 each and we've reached our limit on dinner, including tax and tip, around $115.. Though the desserts at Tinto looked tempting, we went for coffee and dessert at Capogiro..the gelatos are a bargain at just under $5 for a small and considerably more filling than the entire meal at Tinto!!
So...will we be back to Tinto? Only for the $18 lunch special, I'm afraid.