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Alta Strada anyone?

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Alta Strada anyone?

EATTV | Jul 16, 2007 07:52 AM

"Here's a Michael Schlow idea that at least gives some alternative to Blue Ginger. Probably the former Todd English Figs at this location was more substantial and real Italianish fare. (I miss the duck and fig risotto) Having said that the too friendly waiters move it along without too many dropped balls and the small antipasti plates and pizzas were OK. The Giardinera salad had texture issues and all in all it is an absentee Chef by the numbers venture. They've definitely maxed out their potential for covers and they were humming even at 10pm but probably because dinners are desperate for something fresh in Wellesley. The lune pasta with truffle oil was delish and I like my panna cota with Rainier cherry compote was a nice note. The place needs some Italian in the kitchen and some soul on the plate."

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