Report on Tre Scalini.
We went this Sat. (7/19) with out of town guests. Overall the dinner was excellent and the service solid. We had 8:00 reservations and were seated promptly upstairs. It was cooler and quieter than downstairs, though a bit dark and oppressive.
We took Capaneus's recommendation and shared an order of the Langostines as an appetizer. They were excellent! 3 Large firm shrimp on top of canneloni beans in a light tomato sauce. Our friends ordered the eggplant parm special and a buffalo mozerella/tomato salad. We opted to share the eggplant as an entre. For entrees my husband and I shared the eggplant parm and the black pasta with crab and shrimp in a tomato sauce. Our friends had the spaghetti with clams and the lobster ravioli in a tomato cream and crab sauce. The eggplant was light and very flavorful. The black pasta dish was excellent. There were at least 5 large shrimp and large lumps of crab. The pasta was light and practically melted in your mouth. I was lucky enough to taste the lobster ravioli. This is a dish I will definately order next time. The spaghetti and clams was a bit salty and needed more garlic.
The service was very good and well paced. We didn't stay for dessert or coffee although the desserts looked very good. We opted to walk 1 block to Roselina's for dessert and coffee which was a fun place to end the evening.
Between Tre Scalini and L'Angelo I would have to say both are excellent with different offerings and we are hard pressed to rate one over the other.