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Restaurant Week Report: I Trulli (brief)


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Restaurant Week Report: I Trulli (brief)

ryan | Jul 2, 2004 04:35 AM

Considering that there has already been a similar report this week, I will be to the point: the three courses at I Trulli are an extraordinary bargain for $20; probably the most generous in terms of portion and choices of the Upscale Italian offerings. The two pasta primis that we tried were all well above average; my pasta was some type of homeade macaroni with a light rabbit ragu while my dad ordered a dish of two types of flat noodles, one fried and one unfried in tomatoe sauce. Since all the pasta is homemade, it has a doughy texture and flavor almost like gnochi. BOth dishes lacked the bland flavor common in house made semolina pasta. Unfortunatly my sister got calzones that could have been from a pizza place: they were deep fried and flavorless. Skip.

For secondi, we all had genereous portions of roasted monkfish, served with tiny clams in a very light tomatoe broth. The broth added little to the dish, but luckyily the properly firm texture and subtle flavor of the fish needed little adornment. For desert we had a perfect pana cota, creamy and cold, and an average gelato, icy and bland.

If you want to try a pricy Italian Restaurant that you might not try otherwise, lunch at I Trulli is the place.

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