what i really enjoyed here is that you can actually get a really GOOD glass (actually, a 8 oz quartino) of wine for $10 to $12. i also loved that their cheeses are served at the proper temp with a wonderful array of condiments (lavender honey-yeah).
the menu offers a lot of the "new standards" - salumi/chacute/cheese/antipasti platters, pizzas (only 2 at the moment), panninis, the up and coming 'piadines' category and the more unusual 'tramezzini', which i can only describe (and really, i mean this fondly) as an Italian burrito made with crustless spongy white bread. i guess you can't go wrong when you combine a carb, buratta and olives.
i'm an admitted batali stalker, so i was excited to try this and it didn't let me down. even a visit on the day of the daily candy press (day 2 overall) found the staff friendly, unruffled and clearly having fun - therefore giving great service.
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