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New Hyannis restaurant in old Barolo space

lisaonthecape | Sep 9, 201103:49 PM

I must confess that I am a long-time stalker but recent poster, but wanted to let you know of a recent restaurant opening here on Cape Cod.

DaGrazia opened over Labor Day weekend in the space formerly occupied by Barolo, in the North End Marketplace in Hyannis. We were kindly invited to the soft opening and returned a second time for my husband's birthday that weekend, so we have sampled quite a bit from the small menu in two visits. The spaghetti with shrimp, leeks and fava beans was fabulous, as was the rigatoni with a slow-cooked tomato sauce. Very simple sauce, but perfectly executed. The restaurant specializes in steaks, and the filet mignon served on the bone was lovely. We've also tried the scallops served over a cauliflower puree and chicken under a brick--both very good. The affetati misti starter was also a quality plate of salume. We have been traveling to Italy for over 20 years, so we are picky about our salume.

The menu is a little pricey, but the quality of product is very high. The owner, Michael Carlevale, was a famous restauranteur in Toronto (Prego della Piazza, among others) who has now relocated to the Cape.

P.S. In the interest of full disclosure, I want to acknowledge that I know the owner through another context. Didn't know about his restaurant history in Toronto until after my husband invited him to dinner at our home. Thankfully, he liked my cooking.


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