Wednesday, May 18, 2005

New Restaurant Review - Trattoria Toscana

Phillip and i have had dinner there twice since it opened a few weeks ago. the first time was great, the second time, even better. i'm notoriously picky when it comes to italian food, because most of the time i figure i can just make it at home and spare myself the grief of getting a dish that i can't stomach. but this place...

the first dish i got was rigatoni in a pesto shrimp sauce. it was so delicious. i'm super picky about my pasta (it has to be al dente) and this place got it perfect. the pesto wasn't overly garlic-y either, which was excellent. phillip had the lasagna bolognese, and he said it was the most delicious lasagna he's had in years. very cheesy with just the right amount of sauce.

tonight we went for dinner again. i ordered the tortellini and prosciutto in a cream sauce. oh man. it was incredible and totally reminded me of sunday dinners at my grandparents house. the tortelini was cooked al dente as well and the prosciutto was done just right (and there wasn't TOO much of it. sometimes that can be overwhelming). phillip had the spaghetti with cherry tomatoes. he's very picky about his spaghetti, too. usually he likes a TON of sauce on it. this dish comes with no sauce, just the tomatoes. and it was so good, he kept commenting on it. i had a bite of it and yes, it was delicious.

the place is small, but very clean and inviting. it would be a great place to go on a romantic date for two. the waitstaff was very pleasant and attentive. we did not order wine, since we weren't in the mood for it, but they do have a small list of wines. they also have italian pasteries for dessert, but we didn't order any. maybe next time.

i seriously recommend Trattoria Toscana if you like dishes from northern italy. the price is reasonable, the service is great, and the food is out of this world.

Trattoria Toscana (across from Brown Sugar)
130 Jersey Street
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-247-9508


Blogger halloweenlover said...

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