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need rustic northern italian reco for birthday dinner for huge hound!

melissabeth115 Jan 19, 2009 07:46 AM

Hey guys, i have to make a reservation for my boyfriend's birthday. it just for the 2 of us. He's a big foodie (although prefers being called a "hound") and his favorite cuisine is italian - and for this dinner, im thinking rustic northern italian would be best.

Some of his favorites are perbacco, crispo, babbo…he’s been to a lot of restaurants so im struggling to find a hidden gem comparable to any of the above mentioned places that he hasnt yet been to. Reco’s should include restaurants with extensive wine lists. He’s big into pairings.


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    layatp Jan 19, 2009 10:54 AM

    Have you looked at Peasant? I'm not sure whether it's northern italian but it's rustic and the wine list was pretty good.

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      melissabeth115 Jan 19, 2009 12:55 PM

      Havent been to peasant or da umberto...ill look into both of them,

      any other suggestions would be appreciated!!

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      ian9139 Jan 19, 2009 10:43 AM

      It is not mentioned often on this board, but I have friends who love Da Umberto. Worth looking into, as I think it would fit your criteria very well.

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