How does Perbacco compare to Incanto?
I'm interested in how people compare the food (not the ambiance) at these places.
Also, other than the agnoletti dal Plin and fritto misto, are there other not-to-miss dishes at Perbacco?
i cannot stress enough how superior perbacco is to incanto.
i had a very disappointing meal at incanto a few years ago and have no interest whatsoever in going back. however, a work lunch at perbacco was stunning and delicious.
i'd prefer incanto's more intimate ambiance over perbacco's power-business-lunch-sleek-pretty schtick, but the food at the latter is just so damn good.
I found Perbacco very underwhelming. The pork shoulder was good and that's it. Same with the angolotti. The testa was FABULOUS, but it was the only thing that was fabulous. I have a friend who works in the kitchen there, and I do know that the dishes are incredibly labor intensive, but only that one (the testa) really knocked my socks off. Incanto, in my opinion, isn't all that great either. I think they do a few dishes really well (Ragu, yummmmm) but overall I think he is too ambitous for his abilities. So, I guess they are even. I know I'll get flamed for that, but that's my two cents.
Wow, that's certainly not been my experience. I've been there about a dozen times, and I can think of a few dishes that *didn't* knock my socks off, but the rest certainly did. The dozen people I've taken there seemed to love it too.
It's also the only restaurant where I make a point of having dessert (I'm not much for sweets, but theirs are just too delicious).
But to each his own! Not a flame, just an observation.
BTW, I had lunch there yesterday and had a fantastic duck liver ravioli dish. Amazing.