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Dante (Cambridge) a bit salty

Spike | Feb 26, 201002:25 PM

Hit Dante during the monsoon and had the risotto bruschetta and arancini appetizers and the ravioli and crab/urchin pastas.
The bruschetta was an interesting thing to do to bruschetta...ricotta and a green garlic mixture w/ toasted pine nuts on top of a toasted italian bread slice (seemed a bit expensive for $5 for a single slice cut into 4 pieces).
The arancini was good...porcini risotto w/ a bit of mozzarella (?) stuffed inside and had a tasty honey truffle squiggle on the plate you could rub the four arancinis on.

The ravioli (a few cheese ravioli with oxtail meat scattered around it) was the main gaff of the night...we both thought the oxtail was way too salty. The waiter said the manager thought it was from the cheese but we thought the oxtail stew sauce probably reduced too far down instead. The manager was nice enough to comp a vanilla panna cotta which was good except for the odd tasting pear slices (cooked in alcohol which we didn't like).

The crab/urchin pasta had a surprising amount of crabmeat and sea urchin and was a much bigger dish than the ravioli. It tasted good, though it reminded me a lot of a clam sauce on linguini (the pasta wasn't linguini but was half the width and square in cross-section).

The view was great even w/ the storm..would have been nice to walk around afterwards but not on that kind of night :-P

5 Cambridge Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02142

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