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

tritt Sep 29, 2009 11:56 AM

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


  1. DanielK Oct 1, 2009 12:15 PM

    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
      ktmoomau Oct 1, 2009 12:17 PM

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

      1. re: DanielK
        flavrmeistr Oct 1, 2009 01:02 PM

        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.

      2. ktmoomau Oct 1, 2009 10:54 AM

        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. keithlb1 Oct 1, 2009 10:48 AM

          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.

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