I was not disappointed. Pricey yes, but worth it. I had no choice but to order from the menu, because my husband is not as adventurous as I am, but for a "next time" I would go with an adventurous friend and select the tasting menu for $75. OUr bill for two, without wine, came to $152.
Yes, the portions were a tad small, although not the half portion of pasta dishes, which were just right. I had two--the spinach gnocci with very lovely cheese grated on top, subtle saucing--just ethereal. Hubby and I shared the fettucine with wild boar and chestnuts. Could not taste the chestnut, and dish could have used a speck of salt, but we did enjoy it.
My main course was the seafood medley--bronzino, baby clams, langoustino, tiny scallops, squid. Oh my, every morsel was simply THE best of its kind. That was more than simple cooking--the fish was pristine; lightly sauced. Hubby chose the guinea hen with wild mushrooms, foie gras, which he loved. At least he gave me a taste!
After all the negative comments about dessert, we were wowed by the almond cake with expresso gelato--warm, moist, laden with amoretto. Good coffee--what more could a person want?
More than any other PHilly restaurant, this felt like dining in Italy.