Il Pittore - Great Food, but Gouging Wine List
Four of us dined at Il Pittore the other evening. Each of us ordered a different starter and a different
main, so had the chance to sample a wide range of the restaurant's offerings. All of the food was excellent - interesting dishes, carefully prepared and creatively presented. The down side of the
evening - and I think it is a big negative - is the wine list. The markup is ridiculous - fairly ordinary
wines for $47-49/bottle, well over $100 for anything interesting or special. Very ordinary glass of
white: $12 (may explain why the bar was so empty). Mr. Starr, is this really necessary??
What dishes did you eat? What did you like and what didnt you like (besides the exhorbitant prices for liquor?) I have only eaten there once, and stayed away from the mains due to issues with over salting. I am curious if the kitchen has settled in.
It has been a week and I did not take notes, but I'll do my best to remember what our group had.
For starters, we had the octopus, gnocchi, special salad that night and can't remember the 4th; for mains we had papardelle w/wild boar ragu, sea bass, ribeye and another fish (but not the branzino). We had several sorbets for dessert, espresso & capuccino