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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Vine Italian Ristorante

6387 Babcock Rd. (Prue Rd.) Send to Phone
210-877-2129
Chef Rosie Tortore has turned a tiny trattoria into a temple of simple Italian with a lilting Neapolitan accent.

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Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sat.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Vine Italian Ristorante Restaurant Review

: Chef Rosie Tortore's family hails from Naples, and the spirit of that city seems to be with her in this tiny, unpretentious restaurant in an anonymous strip center. The pizza margherita is pristine pizza at its best, and a casserole of gnocchi bathed in tomato sauce is a must-have. Antipastos are not the normal routine affairs at Rosie's either---though seasonal ripeness of melon and tomatoes does come into play with basic plates of fresh mozzarella and prosciutto. Regulars know to bring their own wine (there's no corkage fee)---and their own glassware, as pretentious as that may seem; you'll otherwise be drinking from clunky water glasses. There's nothing unsophisticated about the house-made desserts, though.



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