There is a minimum of 6 courses for $75, though you can enjoy extra courses but it will naturally cost you more.
At the moment it is BYO as they await a liquor license.
The first dish which I didn't photograph was a piece of balsamic bread (bread made in house with balsamic vinegar) and cured olives. Still warm with a beautiful crust and a definite taste of balsamic, this first bite brought a knowing smile to our faces.
|Octopus with Celery/Polpo con Sedano|
|Melanzane Parmigiana/Eggplant Parmigiana|
|Pepperonata/Roast Cauliflower/Fagioli della Nonna|
At this stage we were asked if we would like some more antipasto or if we'd like to continue onto pasta. We were enjoying ourselves so much we went for one more antipasto dish...
|Capocollo, Pancetta, Salami, Culatello, Giardinera, Grilled Parmesan|
From antipasto to the primo, pasta:
|Gnocchi with Pesto|
|Tagliatelle con Ragu|
From primo to secondo - the meat course
|Braised Goat with Fennel|
To go with it, the side dish or contorno
|Chicory with Garlic and Chilli|
One again we were asked if we'd like some more and we might have said no if we hadn't seen the pork going out to other tables.
|Pork Shoulder on Cavolo Nero|
From secondo to dolce:
|Carrot Cake with Eggplant Sauce|
To end the night, coffee of course!
There's so many things to love about this place. For us, it's as close to dining in Italy as you can get without being in Italy. Yes the dining rooms are small and the chairs are not very comfortable - it's not perfect but its imperfections are typically Italian - the service can be organised chaos. The dishes come when they come. If you're the type that expects an entrée, a main and a dessert, then you're probably not going to like it. Similarly if you need to be in control of what you eat, then this isn't the place for you. Enjoy the ride - enjoy the spirit of the place, enjoy the heart.
As a side note, we have been back again for dinner and it's been another lovely experience.