teatro vs. les zygomates before Wicked
didn't see really recent stuff on teatro- is the antipasto still recommended? what does it entail, the usual antipasto fare?
any advice for one or the other restaurant?
its either one of these or we go to shanghai cafe, though won't be able to take leftovers!
I personally prefer Teatro, though it gets loud and crowded, so you will need to make a rez. I haven't been to Les Zyg in forever, so I can't really comment on what it's like now. My guess is --atmosphere-wise it's a little more subdued, less boisterous. Again, not so sure about the food these days.
At Teatro, however, the antipasto for two is one of the best, most inventive dishes in Boston, imo. It does not necessarily entail the usual antipasto fare --which is why it's so good. Yes, there will probably be the standard roast peppers and maybe some prosciutto, cheese, some hummus or white bean dip --but then there will be lots of other little interesting bites -- which change all the time, depending on the season and the chef's whim, I imagine. I love the pasta dishes here as well; one of my favorite things to do is to order the antipasto for 2; a pasta dish; a salad, and share with my DC. Always delicious.
Teatro...not only are they always totally prepared to accomodate the theater-going crows in terms of how efficient the service is, but I've never had a bad meal there. Their orrechiette is done really well (with sausage and broccoli rabe), as is their pork chop (perfectly seasoned and served with a warm potato salad). Actually, I remember liking the scallop dish a lot, too (with pancetta and some sort of corn salad).