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Relaxed setting for earthy Italian.

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: Directly next door to the formal Monte Carlo Living Room, its sister restaurant Primavera, is more relaxed in tone. There’s the rosy rusticity of the trattoria about it, and here is where you can sample earthier offerings from chef Patruno. An antipasto of meats, cheeses and vegetables, or hearty soup like pasta e fagioli would be good for starters. In this abundant frame of mind, go next to spicy penne puttanesca, or a tagliatelle del buon gustaio, with a cream and tomato sauce dotted with prosciutto, mushrooms and peas. If you still have the room, we can recommend the classic saltimbocca alla Romana---sage-scented veal rolls stuffed with prosciutto, or the scaloppine pizzaiola with capers, mozzarella, olives and fresh tomato. There’s a paillard of chicken or veal for the calorically challenged, but don’t forgo some fruity Chianti to wash it down. If tripe should appear on the menu, and you’ve never tried it, this is the place to experiment. Pastries and strong coffee can be managed for dessert, and, if it’s a weekend, a spin under the mirrored ball in the next door disco, helps with digestion.


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