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1179 Annunciation St. (Erato St.) Send to Phone
Traditional, authentic Italian cooking happens every night at Eleven 79.

Lunch Thurs.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sat., Bar Mon.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Eleven 79 Restaurant Review

: If the Rat Pack were alive today, you’d expect to see them sharing pasta puttanesca and veal Parmesan with a bottle of red wine at a softly lit corner table. Regulars sit or stand hip to haunch around the bar, cooling their heels before being squeezed into a hard-to-get table. A less-than-comfortable wooden banquette lines one long wall. Oval ramekins hold shrimp scampi drenched in a buttery brown sauce that’s bursting with garlic and mushroom flavors. A thick, juicy filet is served on toasted crouton with culatello ham, Gruyère and Marsala. Richly sauced pastas --- saltimbocca, Alfredo and the like --- dominate the rest of the menu. Desserts are simple and straightforward, such as a traditional tiramisu or lemon ice and gelati from the famed Angelo Brocato. The wine list is focused on Italian selections, offers several choices by the glass, and includes rosés, sparkling wines and dessert wines. Happy hour is offered weekdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The place is intimate (read: small), but the ambience is truly inviting.


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