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Bocca Di Lupo: ordering help!

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salthouse Dec 7, 2012 06:10 AM

I am sure this will come across as
perfectly daft! I have booked to go here
for a meal next week, and having just
paroused the menu online, I am wondering
if anyone can enlighten me as to how it
works here.

Specifically, on how I order and when
they bring the food? I am a bit thrown off
by the small and large dish sizes for
example. Not to mention the lack of anti
pasti/primi/secondi/dolci sectioning I am
used to.

Any pointers would be swell. Help me not
look like a doofus! :)

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  1. Breadcrumbs RE: salthouse Dec 8, 2012 08:18 AM

    I would think of anything on the menu that appears above the "Pasta" section as antipasti.

    The Pasta tends to be a primi however there's nothing to preclude you from having it as your main course if you were so inclined.

    Since BDL encourages sharing, they offer large portions which would be served family style where everyone can dig in. If you don't intend to share then a small should be sufficient as an individual portion.

    That said, I do find it odd that they don't offer large portions of their contorni.

    FYI they do have a separate Desserts menu on their website.

    I hope that helps.

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      salthouse RE: Breadcrumbs Dec 9, 2012 03:35 AM

      >I hope that helps.<

      It sure does, bc, thanks. This would be my understanding too - I was just a bit confused when I saw a few blogs mixing in the small pastas with their antipastis. Overall, I am liking the idea of the two different dish sizes - at the very least it helps one try new things without too heavy an investment. It just threw me a little on first glance. I will play it like you suggest though.

      Thanks again.

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      debkurt RE: salthouse Dec 10, 2012 02:30 PM

      We found that the small plate size was great for ordering several different dishes for just two of us. I recall a soup, cheese, salad, two pastas and two desserts. We are going to London this winter and I might like to eat there again.

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