We went to dinner despite the warnings that Meranda was over hyped and that the menu items were out of synch - potatoes with gnocci and stuff like that.
Our party of four had a great dinner including the tuna appetizer with beans and capers. I had the tomato soup which I found to be flavorful and far from acidic. I had the pasta special that mirrored the one I had at 13 Gobi in Florence. My companions loved the vegetarian entree and the chicken Hoffman over plenta. The chocolate dessert was to die for, though the polenta over fruit could not compete with it. I brought a Chambolle Musigny 95 which went well with everything and the corkage was a respectable $15.