I spent some quality time Monday at the National Gallery and stopped in at the Garden Cafe Italia for lunch. In short, it was a very pleasant experience.
Prosecco to start followed by a buffet of decent breads, quality salumi, good olives, pollo in potacchio, an outstanding buccatini e pancetta, baked eggplant, watermelon salad with Pecorino Romano and balsamic. A vanilla with honey custard was the sweet. A little Parmigiano Reggiano before my espresso. The buffet ran $19.75, prosecco was $7, espresso $2.85.
This was a serviceable meal in a wonderful setting at an extremely good price point. Staff was both engaging and efficient.
What other museums offer a similar/better experience?
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