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Nov 6, 2009 06:58 AM

Italian restaurant serving tortellini en brodo?

(reposting from What's My Craving board)

Anyone know a restaurant that makes a great version of tortellini en brodo, that delicious broth with homemade tortellini? Any borough is ok.

I grew up next door to a lady from northern Italy, somewhere close to Switzerland. She used to have us over for long dinners and would kick things off with her Tortellini en Brodo. The broth was rich, homey and amazing, served with a sprinkling of grated cheese. It was maybe chicken broth, probably simmered with a parmigiano heel giving lots of flavor. The tortellini were delicate and hand made. Some kind of meat. I still remember trying to resist the urge to tip the wide soup bowl over to get the last drops.

It was mind-blowingly good and I'd be happy on a chilly day (like today) to find myself sitting in front of a steaming bowl.

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  1. La Tavernetta Europa on Metropolitan in Forest Hills Queens has it, and it's pretty good.

    La Tavernetta Europa
    100-05 Metropolitan Ave, Queens, NY 11375

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    1. re: janie

      Thanks, that place looks great. Can't wait to try it.

      To follow up on my own post, I found that Di Gianni Restaurant in Long Island City has it. I'm gonna head over the pulaski bridge and try some this week, hopefully.

    2. Queen, the much-lauded old school Italian restaurant in Brooklyn Heights, has a good one. They are on Court near Atlantic Ave.