In terms of aesthetics, the room is filled with a soft glow - mostly from the fire fueled oven, which
is the fundamental element of the restaurant-all enhanced by strategically placed soft lighting/candles. Definitely a great place to go on a date/with a friend for good conversation. For the food....
First we receive crusty bread, with a fresh ricotta spread, and a sweet tomato spread. The cheese was very fresh. Next, started with the crispy
prosciutto and pear salad, which contained really big, crispy pieces of prosciutto, sweet pear, chunks of fresh parmesan, and salted walnuts. Next
we ordered the crispy eggplant, which was served with eggplant caviar (lumped onto the delicately crispy eggplant), served with pine nuts, raisins, and
frisee, then an olive oil/vinegar type of dressing. Next, gnocchi, which was served with honeyed short ribs and a tomato ragu. Delicious - very tender meat, served with pillowy gnocchi. Then, the ravioli, which was stuffed with herbed ricotta,
and smothered with chunks of sweet butternut squash (may also have been honeyed, at any rate, it was carmelized), and a brown butter sauce. The best part: the ravioli, more like raviolos, because it was four large raviolis, must have been pan seared
after cooking, b/c the thin skin of the ravioli was actually somewhat crispy.
Next we had an ice cream sandwich, which was served similar to a tiramisu in my opinion, b/c it had a layer of espresso gelato. I wasn't
all into the dessert, b/c I was so stuffed, and I was just so impressed by the main dishes that there wasn't really much room to be impressed.
I definitely recommend it.