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sambrown3 | Oct 11, 2006 06:50 AM

I used to go to Osteria Nonni, every so often, and liked the simple Italian comfort food. I had heard the owner was trying to sell it for a while, and was surprised when he finally did. We went tonight, and had a superb meal. We started with a Calamari Salad, tossed in a lime and cilantro vinaigrette, and a Celery Root and Fresh Herb Salad drizzled with a fruity olive oil. Both were excellent. The celery root was so crispy and fresh, and the parsley that it was tossed with was the perfect compliment. The calamari was very tender and not over cooked, and had the perfect tang from the lime juice. Our entrees were Snapper with Haricot Vers and Heirloom Tomato Salad, and Shrimp Jambalaya. The Snapper was absolutely perfect. The skin was crispy, and crusted with herbs, and the meat was done to a beautiful medium rare. It was plump and juicy. The haricot vers salad was so fresh and slightly crunchy. I cant comment on the Jambalaya, because my date ate is too quickly and I could not get a bite. We had the chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream for dessert, which was moist, and satisfying. The space is very Prune-New York. Smallish, cozy, personable, warm, fresh simple food. What a treat for the neighborhood. I will go back often.

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