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Dec 7, 2012 07:23 AM

Wonderful Lunch at Bar Pitti

Stopped in at 3pm yesterday and got a nice seat by the window...

-- fennel soup...a puree, w/ chicken stock i believe, and a drizzle of olive oil, was the best soup i've had recently...healthy, not too salty, herby, perfect...

-- the lamb shank braised in red wine was fall-off-the-bone tender and a steal for 21 bucks...

-- glass of superior Chianti...followed by some tea...hard for me to imagine a more satisfying winter lunch...

Service was extremely friendly and welcoming...

Assuming they keep up the good work, this will likely become one of my very regular places...

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  1. Glad to hear you enjoyed your food. I've never had the dishes you had there, so good to know I can vary off my usual pasta dishes there. THeir burrata appetizer is real good, and so are their mussels. Sometimes they have a lobster linguini special which is really good. All of their pastas are delicious. In warmer weather, the line to get in is ridiculously long. I frequent Bar Pitti,, if too busy I just go next door to Da Silvano for their Contadina

    4 Replies
    1. re: foodwhisperer

      I am Team Pitti. Would never step foot on Da Silvano property

      1. re: AubWah

        hahaha, hey they pitta and silvano used to be on the same team

        1. re: AubWah

          Da Silvano always seems so empty, so it looks like others are in your camp as well!

          1. re: loratliff

            Interestingly, things reversed. Da Silvano used to be very difficult to get a table, now Bar Pitti gets that way. Bar Pitti was owned by Da Silvano, then the feud started.
            here's another short article

            Da Silvano gets more of the likes of Jack Nicolson, Paul Sorvino, Danny Devito and many more. I heard Paul Sorvino singing opera there one night. I like both places, Da Silvano being more Tuscan.

      2. Wonderful 3pm Lunch Redux today: puntarelle (raw chicory salad with anchovy vinagrette), baby octopus in tomato sauce, a single glass of Chianti...equally awesome