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What's a dont-miss dish at Taranta?

fullbelly Jun 25, 2008 12:28 PM

Headed to Taranta for a work dinner. Looking for *THE* don't-miss dish there. Any solid, mouthwatering, lick-the-plate-clean recommendations?

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    tdaaa Jun 26, 2008 06:55 AM

    Pan roasted mussels, IMHO, are not to be missed.

    The last time I was there my wife had a (special) risotto that finally showed me what all the fuss is about - each grain of rice was distinct and firm with a perfect creamy surround. She predictably orders risotto whenever available, and I always try a bite. This was the first (and only) time that I actually wanted a second bite, and would have been happy to eat it as a meal.

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    1. re: tdaaa
      MrsCheese Jun 26, 2008 07:13 PM

      Love their mussels.

    2. saridt Jun 25, 2008 07:47 PM

      the tuna!

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        Gordough Jun 26, 2008 06:07 AM

        I second the tuna!

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        nasilemak Jun 25, 2008 01:25 PM

        If they still offer pasta with sea urchin and bottarga, order it. It's really one of my all time favorite pasta dishes i've had over the years.

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          9lives Jun 26, 2008 06:42 AM

          Great dish but sadly I think it's been off the menu for a while.

          I'm a fan of the gnocchi.

        2. fmcoxe6188 Jun 25, 2008 01:25 PM

          I went a couple of weeks ago and had the appetizer of shrimp and broccoli rabe over crostini-it was incredible. Their mussels were also good. I had the trout as a main course-didnt love it (not enough greens, too much starch) but it had a really great flavor.

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            Taralli Jun 25, 2008 12:44 PM


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              fullbelly Jun 25, 2008 01:20 PM

              Perfect! Thank you for the link.

            2. yumyum Jun 25, 2008 12:35 PM

              If you read the prior reviews, you'll notice that a lot of people (not all) enjoy the cassava gnocchi with spicy green ragu. That would be my pick.

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                justbeingpolite Jun 25, 2008 01:02 PM

                Have to say, had it recently and was disappointed. Heavy, sticky. A pasta dish also had poorly cooked pasta. Maybe hit it on a bad night, but don't feel like I'll be back.

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