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Quick Bite at Sorriso

MB fka MB Mar 27, 2007 10:03 AM

Stopped in for a quick bite recently. It had been about a year since my last visit, where I found some dishes to be great, others a bit of a miss. I was craving some kind of fritto misto, which somehow I thought they offered, but no.

I had the Suppli al Telefono - Risotto Croquettes with Porcini and Fontina ($6) and a half order of the Linguine di Farro, Roasted Brussels and Pancetta. ($17 - $10 for the half order).

So the risotto croquettes (why aren't these called arancini?) were outstanding. Such a great balance of ingredients plus some nice sage flavor, and extremely light--crispy on the outside, toothsome on the inside. There were 3 to the plate, which was safe, I would have chowed on these for real.

The pasta dish, too, was delightful. I'm told it is all made in house. The flavors were wonderful: smoky pancetta, tangy brussel sprouts, a nice grated cheese, sweet caramelized onions, highlights of lemon and certainly some kind of good stock as the base. The pasta was a little overdone for my preferences, but the flavor of this dish was a winner.

Pizzas coming out of the kitchen looked great. Thin looking crusts with nice browned and bubbly edges. I'd stop in again when I'm in the area.


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  1. kittychow RE: MB fka MB Mar 27, 2007 10:25 AM

    The risotto croquettes really are terrific there. I also wish they opted to call them arancini. Good to hear they are still on the menu (Sorriso tends to update the menu pretty regularly). I hear you on the chow factor with these. I could eat a 1/2 dozen easy!

    I've always had great luck with the pizza and feel that they are underrated here, or at least are still flying under the chow radar.

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      alpina RE: MB fka MB Apr 1, 2007 06:59 PM

      Arancini are different. I think they call them Telefone wires. Arancini ususlly has saffron and a meat filling

      1. Joanie RE: MB fka MB Apr 2, 2007 05:27 AM

        Both dishes sound great. I haven't eaten at Sorriso yet, I think it's time.

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          TheScribe RE: MB fka MB Apr 2, 2007 07:18 AM

          I tried Sorriso for the first time about two weeks ago. A very nice pasta dish (sorry, I can't recall what I had exactly) and pizza. Service was very nice, too. I would go back!

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