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Tanino last night (short)

Baby Ruth | Feb 9, 2006 11:59 AM

Showed up about 930, was welcomed by the chef himself. Choice of seating, decided on patio, as it was finally cooling off but not too cold. Waiter was very friendly.

Ordered the burrata, which was nice and served with heirloom tomatoes, though strangely with more peppers than tomatoes. Nice dish, but a bit pricey at $15.

Also split the half moon ravioli with duck in mushroom sauce with blueberries. Ravilolis were a nice texture and duck was good but I got a bone in an early bite and that kind of soured it for me, that and the sauce was soooo bland and thick. Couldn't even really taste the blueberries through it.

Fearing there were more bones, we sent it back and got the pumpkin tortellini with cream and sage. Nice aroma, and again good consistencey to the pasta, but the sauce was still very bland.

The server was nice in a too familiar Italian way and fine with the send back order. Very passionate about wines. But our water glasses stayed unfilled and we weren't offered fresh pepper or parmesan at any point. He did take the first pasta off the bill, but there was some strange charge (in addition to split fees, which we had planned on).

A nice experience. Not thrilling, but not bad. And for late night Westwood, I suppose that's all one can hope for. I would give it a solid "B" overall.

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