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Osteria Latini Friday night

Wiry Michael Moore | Jan 19, 200411:37 AM

Ate there for the first time and recommend it enthusiastically. We were seated promptly (well, it was 6:30 - nothing available at 7) and greeted warmly by the owner. Dinner began with an amuse gueule of polenta with mushrooms. Delicious. My first course of white anchovies with bottarga was fantastic, and the lobster bisque also got raves. Linguini Bolognese - simple, basic, very good. Lamb shank - the Friday night special - entailed having the entire thing wheeled out on a cart and sliced at tableside. (Sort of an unnecessary bit of theater, and a letdown if you want the bone - and marrow - with your shank.) After dinner we were regaled with a light, frothy drink - I think it was made of champagne (?), lemon sorbet, I can't remember what else. But a fine way to end the meal. Food very reasonably priced. A couple of bottles of chianti classico pushed the bill up into the moderate/expensive range, but it was a great wine. I'd go again in a second.

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