Tutti Matti (Winterlicious)
Finally made it to Tutti Matti for Winterlicious, and I was very pleased to discover that it's as good as I've heard. The carpaccio di trota (trout carpaccio) was excellent, and it was complimented very well by beet vinaigrette, baby spinach and thinly sliced red onion – so beautifully plated! Tilapia in parchment was also very good - perfectly cooked, served with roasted root vegetables and mashed potatoes that I would kick my grandmother in the shins to get. Dessert was a coffee mouse that was light and not too sweet. Portions were not huge, but substantial and as big as I would want them to be. We were full by the end of the meal... but I could have had another dessert!
This isn't the place for a quiet evening - there was a definite din and it was sometimes difficult to hear my companion over the very loud table beside us. That said, the open kitchen and warm lighting make it a very comfortable space.
We were greeted us warmly on arrival - no snoot, and I was lugging a backpack and obviously student-y... which will sometimes do it. Given that it was a full house (or nearly), the service was pleasant and personable. Staff was available when needed, but not hanging at your elbow. They thanked us sincerely as we were leaving - something that I appreciate, especially on a hectic night.
Two Winterlicious meals, two glasses of red wine, two coffees, tip + tax = $90 (They add a 15% gratuity to all bills during the promotion - I was initially annoyed at this (not because of the percentage, as I usually tip more), but after thinking about it I certainly understand.) I would definitely go back for the regular menu!
I went to Tutti Matti also for Winterlicious and I enjoyed it. I had the setima salad which was very good, the tilapia (I liked that it was slightly lemon-y), and the crumble.
And yes, I understand your comment about the din... When I got there I discovered my reservations were under "Neria" because the server had misheard me say "Sam"