after reading some unsettling reviews, we went for a light dinner at the bar and found the same cheery girls eager to serve us and a nice summer cocktail menu. we shared a melon salad w/ pea tendrils and baby radish greens, crispy prosciutto and a vanilla bean vinaigrette. we continued to munch on bread as the bartender swiftly cleared and resilvered us, and our entree arrived promptly. we split the night's pasta special, their fresh made fettuccine ( my favorite fresh pasta EVER) with rock shrimp and bay scallops, andouille sausage, shaved onion and celery in a charred tomato cream sauce. the kitchen split the dish for us and it was lovely, bursting with flavor and impeccably executed. the dining room was @ half full at 6:30 on friday, and as we were leaving i noticed several tables with children. i was a little surprised because i am particularly sensitive to the sound of children and i had no idea they were there until i saw them. thanks responsible parents!
much to my delight, it seems all is well at d.carlo and it continues to climb up my list of all time favorites.