Hartford dinner for grandma's birthday
We'd like to take my Italian mother-in-law to lunch or dinner for her 85th birthday. Any suggestions about where we could have a special meal? We often take her to Bricco's in West Hartford for lunch, and we like it a lot, but are looking for something different for her birthday. What is the best Italian food in the Hartford area? Is there anyplace in Hartford with a view of the river? Any suggestions for something a little different would be very welcome!
Try On20 the Polytechnic Club if you're talking about Monday - Friday lunch. They have great food and are on the 20th floor of One State Street downtown- right on the river with a fantastic view. Its French and expensive not Italian but different from other restaurants. http://www.ontwenty.com/index.html
If you're looking for a spot outside of Hartford, Tomasso's in Rocky Hill may be just what you are looking for.
Thanks crunyon for your suggestion, Tomasso's was perfect. Just got back from the birthday celebration. We had a fabulous antipasto (called antipasto della cassa? if I'm remembering it right), a good bottle of wine, and delicious food. I loved the set up in the dining room, with curvy booths--not sure exactly how to describe them--that were perfect for comfortable conversation. We all liked Tomasso's a lot and will go back!