Went to Grotto on Saturday night. At first (7pm) we were only one of two couples there, but after some time about half (8 of ~16) the tables were full. It was kind of loud since there is nothing in this basement to absorb the sound. It's at 37 Bowdoin St., Boston. WOuld be easy to walk by!
We shared the 40$ pasta/wine and one other entree. 3 course started with the ravioli everyone has mentioned on this board - this one came with fresh peas and a carrot puree, along with the seafood, fantastic flavors. Second was puttanesca sauce, salty and tangy, in a perfect way. Third was veal as someone else mentioned but I think it was pan seared and then sliced, also with foie gras and lardons. The lardons were too much, would've been better without them. Barbaresca was great with this. Entree was handmade gnocci, soft and delicious with tiny aspargus and tomatoes. Wine list leaves something to be desired, not a lot of choice and one we tried a glass of (something a trois, white) was terrible. Others were good, not as fantastic as the food. If they matched better they could probably pull in more people. Service was also great! THanks Limster!