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Sep 29, 2009 11:56 AM

Looking for a restaurant that serves Osso Bucco with the full shank

Can anyone recommend a restaurant in the Arlington or DC area that serves great Osso Bucco with the whole shank?


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  1. I assume you're talking about the braised shank with the bone in, I can only think of a restaurant In Tysons Corner, Da Domenico, they have a Veal Chop and sometimes run Osso Bucco as a special, the best thing to do is to call around. Most shanks have gone up in price and many restaurants are hesitant to put them on the menu. I don't know why because if they're done right they are delicious and worth the price you pay.

    1. Sette Bello used to have this as a special from time to time and it was really good. But I haven't been there in a while so I don't know if it is there currently, please report back where you find it.

      Or maybe its sister Cafe Milano might have it too.

      1. Oh, yes, and it has to have gremolata, not tomato sauce. I have to make it myself when I get the craving, because nobody takes the time to do this dish right.

        Of course, I have a hell of a time finding veal shanks in the store...

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        1. re: DanielK

          I bought some from Wegman's about a month ago fyi.

          1. re: DanielK

            I get mine from Mt. Airy Meat Locker on Main St. Mt. Airy, MD. You could probably order a whole shank. Osso bucco is one of my favorites, along with chilindron, which is a similar Cuban dish made with goat or lamb shanks. Because it takes several hours to prepare, few restaurants have it as a regular menu item. Speaking of shanks, the most stupendous dish around is the roast pork shank at Schmernckelstube in Hagerstown. It is a stone knockout and big enough to feed two, plus make a pot of beans with the leftovers.