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Dec 26, 2012 09:37 AM

Italian Tip

We are in town with our 6-year old daughter, who is a great eater and does great in restaurants. We have reservations at both Rosinni's and Da Andrea for tonight. We love Italian. Is one a clearly better choice?

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  1. I've never been to Rossini's (to be honest, I never heard of it, but that's just me) so I can't weigh in on that restaurant. Da Andrea is a solid choice though. Make sure to order the tigelle: fresh made flat breads served with prosciutto. Split one open while still warm, layer with a piece of prosciutto and sprinkle with a little parmigiano reggiano and enjoy. My favorite item on the menu.
    Buon appetito!

    1. We like Rossini's, it's old school red sauce Italian and they are great for kids.
      Also in the are are:
      DaCiro and ITrulli which are good with kids.
      We also like Marcony but I've never seen kids there.

      1. I've never been to Rossini's, and I like Da Andrea, but this is an unusual comparison to make as the prices and ambience are worlds apart. Rossini's is expensive and fancy, while Da Andrea is inexpensive and casual.

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        1. re: rrems

          Also, Motosport cites that Rossini's is "old school Italian." Da Andrea specializes in dishes that are reminiscent of those found in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. So, again, an unusual comparison.