Aragona turned Vespolina-- and I liked it very much!!
Same decor with beautiful lamps all around. Great view from the bar and the patio! That expansive counter top where you can watch all the hustle and bustle of the kitchen! All there! It's like Aragona but with much better food! You got my attention!!
Drinks- we had the capri sun and Aperol fizz. Both were bubbly! I like the Aperol fizz better.
Sautéed calamari served chill. I like it. It's mellow and good.
Salami rosa with figs jam- much lighter in color for salami! And way less saltier. I liked this one a lot!
Rabbit liver mousse- didn't get to taste this one but it looked quite amazing.
**Fonduta Ravioli -stuffed with cheese and served with caramelized with broccoli + pint nuts. I love the texture of the ravioli. It's al dente! Not crazy about the broccoli and the smell of it.
** lamb meat balls with samolina gnocchi- meatballs were tasty! The samolina cake aka their version of gnocchi wasn't ready. It wasn't set yet and too soft to serve.
** Tagliatelle with pomodoro! This was my favorite. You can really taste the fresh pasta through the light creamy tomato sauce. I like!
** Cavitelli with zucchini, ricotta and basil- least favorite dish mainly for the sauce. I think they cooked zucchini to the eggplant texture. It was rather slimy.The sauce was bitter! I do like the cavitelli though.
I also saw that they have tagliatelle with ragu/bolognese for lunch! Sounds delish!
We sip, nibble and ate our food with the next view. It was fun. By the time dessert menu came, I had no room! But I got to taste everyone else's dessert!
Panna cotta with huckleberries - it needs to be set longer! It wasn't ready to be served. ( I make a lot of Panna cotta at home) Im sure it would taste different if it was set.
Bonet - dark chocolate pudding with olive oil gelato and amaretti crumbs. Yum!
Carrie's torrone gelato terrine- this was the best one! Soft hazelnut nougat with vanilla gelato, peaches and crisp rice wafer. So tasty!!
Overall, I liked this place! I like this a whole lot better than Aragona. I'm glad they are back to their pastas! They make them fresh and so well. Why change it! Next visit here definitely be for lunch so I can try different sauces! You got my vote Vespolina!
Tagliatelle in pomodoro! So good!
Lamb meatballs with samolina gnocchi.
Rabbit liver mousse