Any word on Giancarlos new Wine and Pasta Bar?
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).