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Jun 7, 2007 05:05 PM

Taranta This Weekend

What should we order ? What are some of the best dishes?

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  1. A couple of my favorites are the mussels with marsala, and gnocchi with green lamb ragu. A friend loves the lobster ravioli here also.

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    1. re: Rubee

      Definitely the mussels. I thought the lamb was divine the last time I was there. A special with corn risotto that a DC got finally taught me what risotto should taste like - I never particularly cared for risotto prior to this tasting - each grain was perfectly al dente, each grain distinct from every other, yet bonded together with creaminess. Great.

    2. Some of my own favorites:

      Coccio, a wonderful spicy seafood stew (baby octopus, cuttlefish, clams, chickpeas).

      If they're grating bottarga on anything, you might want to try that.

      Any pisco-based cocktail.

      The semifreddo for dessert.

      I don't see the sea urchin/bottarga spaghetti, a longtime specialty, on the current menu. Maybe he's just tired of serving it, but it's pretty amazing, might be offered as a special.

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      1. re: MC Slim JB

        Thanks for the suggestions so far!
        What is semifreddo?

        1. re: babyblue

          semifreddo [say-mee-FRAYD-doh] Italian for "half cold," any of various chilled or partially frozen desserts including cake, ice cream, fruit and custard or whipped cream.

          At Taranta, it's kind of like a frozen pudding.

      2. I too love the cassava gnocchi with lamb and the tuna dish is phenomenal.

        1. I liked their pasta dishes flavoured with huacatay, a peruvian mint. Haven't had it recently, but would recommend it if it's still on the menu.

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          1. re: limster

            Just to follow up,the six off us had dinner this weekend we ordered the mussels,spinach salad, gnocci,pork and tuna.We were all very pleased with our choices.The food was amazing and the service was good,we will defenitely go back.Oh by the way the semifreddo was amazing.

            1. re: babyblue

              Thanks so much for taking the time to report back! (and of course, I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as we do.)..