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Nebo Enoteca--terrific and just opened


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Nebo Enoteca--terrific and just opened

ariel | Jun 3, 2005 11:34 PM

Have watched this space morph into dismal failures 2 or 3 times..90 No Washington just on outskirt of No End..saw tiny reference in Herald Monday and we walked over Charlestown Bridge tonite for a great treat ..nice renovation..clean but smart, modern decor and not too loud..moderately busy with what looked like lots of friends and family (Herald said owned by 2 No End sisters ) started with Cosmo for me which looked too red but was delish and not too sweet. Husb had Thurgau Vigna Palai which is dry white Italian which was served ( for 11 bucks) as quartino. They do antipasto, bruchetta, cheeses and pizza as well as dessert. No mains . We shared: arancini( 3 large risotto and mushroom balls perfectly fried with drizzle of honey on top) Salumi Misti ( full plate of proscuitto, bresoli, sausage with spice , excellent parmesean and bit of arugula) and polpettine ( 5 or 6 very dense and delicious meatballs in an excellent somewhat sweet red sauce ) followed by the pizza tradizionale ( basic red sauce , mozzarella and basil) as I first try basic pizza in a pizzeria as well as always try the chicken first anyplace else ..sorta baseline temperature thing. We had an excellent bottle of Pin 1999 from the reserve list for $90. But main list has very strong and lengthy selection for well below $40 to high on reserve list of $300. Finally shared dish of Affagoto ( large scoop of I think vanilla gelato with big shot of hot espresso poured over) . Grand . Expensive vino included the tab was $164 pre tip. Service quite good and clearly well staffed with friendly but not painfully casual waitstaff .We loved it and are relieved that this space morphed into a winner and it reminds us alot of NYC Otto.Please don't all rush over as we want to be assured of a seat next week.

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