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2232 Queen Anne Ave. N. Send to Phone

Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner nightly

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: This warm, romantic, intimate Italian restaurant celebrates a decade atop Queen Anne---no small achievement in these competitive times. Low arches frame a dining room painted a terra-cotta hue that is perfectly in tune with the earth tones in the floor tiles. A gas-burning fire, an impressionistic mural and pretty floor lamps add to the room’s distinctive charm, as do fresh flowers atop the butcher paper-covered linens. The menu sticks to simple flavors, fresh ingredients and as much in-house preparation as possible. Ravioli is house-made, stuffed with spinach and ricotta and draped in a luxurious pesto. A platter of grilled and roasted organic vegetables serves as a refreshing antipasti. As a main course, you can’t go wrong with roasted pork loin chops with dried cherries in a honey and balsamic vinegar sauce or classic veal scaloppine topped with chanterelles and a buttery Marsala wine sauce. And just when we thought we couldn’t stand another tiramisu, here is one that is all it should be, neither too rich, too sweet, nor too soggy. As for wine, a discriminating palate has chosen the 50 or so bottles on the mostly Italian list.


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