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The little gem that is Trattoria Toscana


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The little gem that is Trattoria Toscana

Kbee | Sep 21, 2007 08:54 AM

Realized it had been awhile since I’d been to Trattoria Toscana so decided to have dinner there last night. So glad we went, the meal was fantastic. Got a half carafe of the house red, which was actually quite good. A highly drinkable chianti at a great price ($13/half carafe, I think). DC had a few glasses of various whites which I didn’t really try but he seemed to enjoy. They recently switched to their winter menu, which seemed a little out of place on what felt like a late summer evening, but that’s okay. Started with crostini with chicken liver pate. I love chicken liver pate and this was very good, although it seemed a little bolder in flavor than usual, although maybe that’s because it was warm and I usually enjoy it more towards room temp. I had fettucine with proscuitto and porcini mushrooms that was outstanding. Perfectly cooked pasta, the earthiness of the porcinis and the saltiness of the proscuitto lightly bound with a little cream. Yum! DC had rigatoni with sausage and mascarpone that was also to die for, the mascarpone added a wonderful dimension. Both dishes were rich, but not overly so. Service was excellent as well. This is something I consider just as much as the food. Nothing can ruin perfectly good food like jaded or indifferent service, which was not the case here. Service throughout the room was genuinely friendly and helpful. The only downside, which isn’t their fault, is that parking is a total PITA without a resident sticker (and no, there wasn’t a baseball game). This is someplace I need to keep on my radar…

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