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Restaurant Week: Sorriso (long)


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Restaurant Week: Sorriso (long)

Pamalamb | Aug 26, 2005 01:41 PM

Had the RW menu last night at Sorriso with three friends. We were seated in the front "hallway" area, so it was loud and there was lots of traffic, but that didn't detract from the meal. Our server was great, very friendly and helpful.

For the appetizer, the choices were panzanella, fried calamari, and asparagus with a glorifed grilled cheese sandwich. I had the panzanella, which had fantastic flavor, but the texture was off. The bread chucks should have been toasted/grilled, but they were a complete mush. Nice taste, though, and the heirloom tomatoes were absolutely perfect. The calamari was nicely cooked, not rubbery, and the coating had more of a tempura-like taste. I didn't try any of the asparagus and mozzarella, but it looked good. I did try the pesto with it, and it was very tasty. The foccacia in the bread basket, by the way, was delicious, nicely salty and oily but not greasy.

For the entree, all four of us had the lobster risotto with arugula, fontina and tomatoes. There was plenty of lobster in it, although most of the chunks were overcooked. They, perhaps, should have been tossed in right before serving. Regardless, I thoroughly enjoyed the dish.

For dessert, I had 3 small chocolate-dipped cannolis. The filling was delicious, with a pleasant eggnog-y taste. My friend who had the tiramisu said it was just ok. Another friend had the baked half peach, which she loved. The marscarpone ice cream with that one was delicious.

I also had a berry caiprioska to drink. Tons of berries crushed in the cup. I would order one of these again in a heartbeat.

Overall, I would definitely go back. I'd be interested in trying some of the other dishes.

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