* Click here for rating key
Aria Tuscan Grill Restaurant Review: Modern artwork enlivens Aria Tuscan Grill’s atmosphere. Whether guests are enjoying a three-course meal, a variety of appetizers, or tapas-style dishes off the bar bites menu, there's much to like. For a must-try classic, we suggest the orecchiette with sausage, toasted garlic, broccoli rabe and chile, and such entrées as the osso buco served over creamy polenta with garlic Swiss chard and house-made egg fettuccine carbonara with pancetta, Parmesan and black pepper. For dessert, order the chocolate Nutella terrine, with banana panna cotta, salted caramel and hazelnut. Finish with a caffe corretto, “corrected” with a shot of grappa, or get your grappa on the side. A wall of wine highlights the 125-label list that combines value and high-end selections. From the former, try the Sella e Mosca Cannonau (Grenache) Riserva 2007 for $30, or for a splurge, the Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Masseto 2005, a grand vintage in a Super Tuscan, that goes for $500. In between are plenty of good choices under $50 a bottle. Ask about the "Nose to Tail" feast, a five-course celebration of the pig for $75 per person, plus $30 for paired wines for a minimum of six persons (advance reservation only).