Any word on Giancarlos new Wine and Pasta Bar?
I enjoyed a meal at Giancarlos on College last year and was hoping to try out the new wine and pasta bar addition. Anyone been since it opened and have any input on food, prices etc?
My wife and I went last night and really enjoyed it. Beautiful space that where you might expect a pretentious attitude from wait staff. Instead, we received professional and friendly service. Menu is very short but well chosen, and well executed. For starters we shared a crostini three ways (this varies daily I think) as well as a barley risotto with crab and cauliflower puree. For mains we had linguine with a lemony cream sauce and 4 plump, very fresh shrimp, as well as a rigatoni with smoked chicken, oyster mushrooms, eggplant, tomato, and an arugula pesto. Finally, for dessert we shared a homemade vanilla butterscotch gelato and a hazelnut chocolate ganache on pastry. We shared everything so for both the appetizers and dessert courses everything was nicely presented on a large platter. Everything was delicious and price points were very reasonable (mains were something like 12 and 14$). They also have a good size selection of wines by the glass hovering around 10$, or the same wines offered by the bottle (typically around $40).