What's good at Maurizio's?
- TrishUntrapped Jan 14, 2008 01:43 PM
I'll be dining at Maurizio's in the North End with friends and was wondering what your favorite dishes there are?
Is it better to order a small portion of pasta and an entree, or is pasta the king? How are desserts? Any fave wine selections? Just a wonderin.'
I haven't been there in a while but I do remember enjoying an introduction to Sardinian food and wine. If there are Sardinian specials on the menu, I would consider them. As, I remember the chef/owner is from that region.
Let us know what you find.
Thanks for the response Boston Zest. Anyone else have any recs?
Also, is anyone familiar with the lower-end selections on their wine list? (Both red and white)
Here is a link to the list: http://www.mauriziosboston.com/wineli...
There are several in the $20-$30 range, we like dry, soft, but non-oaky and not sour. Anything stand out as a good choice or on the other hand an avoid-at-all costs?
Based on your interests, I would opt for either the Dolcetto D'Alba - which is always a food friendly wine as well as the Chianti Classico from Rocca delle Macie. Maurizo's usually has specials which are interesting and they often do traditional Sardinian fish entrees. They also have an open kitchen on the main floor so you can see what they are cooking up.
BZ's right about the Sardinian dishes--mazzamurru and malloreddus in particular. The former's a sort of casserole with tomatoes, bread, cheese, and egg, all baked together.