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Quattro Leoni - what to get?

jmf2188 Apr 17, 2009 10:06 AM

i am going to Quattro Leoni for dinner tomorrow...any suggestions of what to order? i heard the pear ravioli and grilled chicken is good! thanks!

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    ejbjr RE: jmf2188 Apr 17, 2009 10:36 AM

    Lucky You. Definitely order the pear ravioli. It is a unique and delicious pasta. The recipe is actually available on their website but I was unable to come close to their version. By the way, the restaurant can be a little tricky to find so check a map if you don't know the area that well. Enjoy!

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      QuasiFoodie RE: jmf2188 Apr 17, 2009 10:40 AM

      Ooh, good post! I already have a reservation there for next month!

      1. tupac17616 RE: jmf2188 Apr 17, 2009 11:59 AM

        The gran fritto. Definitely.

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          chompchomp RE: tupac17616 Apr 20, 2009 11:27 AM

          Prepare yourself if you get the gran fritto. I got it because the waitress told me that was the house specialty, but I don't normally eat a lot of fried food. That entree plus the house wine put me in quite a state the next day...

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            tupac17616 RE: chompchomp Apr 20, 2009 12:22 PM

            Hehehe. I just looked back at my pictures. Doesn't look thaaat huge. But then again, I also had a salad (the "quattro leoni") and a pasta beforehand, and gelato afterwards, so maybe I did go home a little full. :)

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              CJT RE: tupac17616 Apr 20, 2009 12:52 PM

              Can you post the pictures? Re ChompChomp's comment: was it just a lot of food on the gran fritto or does fried food not agree with you?

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                tupac17616 RE: CJT Apr 20, 2009 03:44 PM

                I've never posted photos on Chowhound, so hopefully this works...

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                  CJT RE: tupac17616 Apr 20, 2009 04:48 PM

                  I agree: it doesn't look all that large. Wonder why chompchomp had a problem with it.

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                    chompchomp RE: CJT Apr 20, 2009 05:01 PM

                    My serving was about two to three times that size. I also (perhaps naively) did not expect a plate of battered fried food in Italy...hence my warning. If I was surprised, others may be as well.

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          jmf2188 RE: jmf2188 Apr 19, 2009 10:43 AM

          the pear ravioli was wonderful!! very unique different flavoring and the sauce was delicious. the bruschetta was unbelievable too! i also got the grilled chicken which i didnt like too much though. thanks for the suggestions!

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            LotsC RE: jmf2188 Apr 21, 2009 06:42 AM

            Can never understand why this restaurant gets all the plaudits it does - have been four times just to see WHY. Its ok but nothing special

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              ThatPat RE: LotsC May 9, 2009 03:05 AM

              I agree. Was just there 2 nights ago--had the pear pasta (the stuffed ravioli), and it was lukewarm. Didn't send back as I was too hungry and it was my first course. Interesting...but not all that special. Then had a veal dish that was just...veal stew. Perhaps because I am a woman dining alone, the service was a tad indifferent as well. I preferred I Raddi, also in the Oltrarno, where I ate last night. Attention to detail, good service, interesting menu (I had a Sardinian fish soup that was fabulous--muscles, calamari, octopus).

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              ItalyFan RE: jmf2188 Apr 21, 2009 05:51 PM

              Don't miss the pecorino cheese plate and honey as a finisher. It is remarkable.

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