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Amis Trattoria on Waverly

Bacchus101 | Nov 6, 201105:01 AM

Waverly Street is just a few blocks from the Avenue of the Arts; a good location for an " industrial look" trattoria. It is a very comfortable, pleasant welcoming restoration staffed by friendly workers. The bar offered some interesting combination cocktails including the Alto.(prosecco/ginger/blood orange bitter) one my wife enjoyed twice. I, in the spirit of a Trattoria, had a Campari and soda poured in perfect proportion. Continuing our practice of light fare before the theater we had only a limited sampling of their interesting menu.

We started with bruschetta: the eggplant componato and the marinated beans served with very tasty seeded toasted bread. Both were bland and uninteresting but the bread and a bit of additional olive oil and house made hot sauce made them good enough to finish.

The spagetti squash with pork jowl and pecorino had a silky texture with some complexity of tastes, mild and creamy rich flavors. I did enjoy the bucatini all'amatriciana which was also a bit bland considering the ample applicaton of smoked, salty meat. I should have requested additional cheese as that which was sprinkled on the dish was sparse indeed. However I wanted to maintain as much of the chef's intent for the dish ,which was not done with the extremely bland bruschetta.

There are many other items which are creative and would interest me enough for a return visit and if I live in the area it would be a semi-regular stop until I worked my way though those items of interest. I believe with other choices I could find more flavor ;it is well worth trying.

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