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528 S. 5th St. (South St.) Send to Phone
THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED Roman Jewish specialties just off South Street.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Tira Misu Restaurant Review

: THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED With exposed brick walls, prints of Rome on those walls, and a bustling, happy atmosphere, this is the most Roman of Alberto Delbello's three restaurants (Il Portico and Il Tartufo are the others). The typical trattoria setting seems to be right in keeping with some of the more rustic, regional delicacies that he offers, as well as the Roman Jewish dishes that everyone anticipates. Spedino alla Romano, which is prosciutto and mozzarella cheese, breaded, fried and served with an anchovy-caper sauce, is a prime example, as is the breezy calamari salad or one of lusty white beans. Among pastas, the creamy gnocchi all Gorgonzola and a penne with eggplant deserve praise. The homemade matzoh and the sautéed artichokes---specials of Jewish Rome---are always available and, as at the other restaurants, there is a yearly Seder at Passover. Imagine veal chops with porcini mushrooms, or grilled baby chicken with rosemary, or red snapper with pine nuts, raisins and balsamic vinegar at your table, and add on the eponymous tiramisu.


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