|The very inviting exterior of Polpettina Restaurant and Market|
|A little blurry, but we had "Attitude" Sauvignon Blanc and "Petit" Chenin Blanc|
|Coffee, Tea, Wine, Beer or Me?|
After about 35 minutes, my cell phone buzzed...the table was ready! We walked next door and sat at our surprisingly roomy table...we were ready for our culinary adventure!
The four of us tried many appetizers. Truffle oil and Parmesan french fries (so good we got a second order!), a meatball sampler (a beef meatball with fresh ricotta and basil, a chicken meatball with scallions, cilantro, pickled carrots and sesame soy jus and a pork meatball with broccoli rabe and pecorino, all fabulous), delicious warm Burrata in a red sauce and tasty "Brooklyn" pizza - a thin, crust, well done pizza with fresh basil and pecorino cheese.
After another bottle of Chenin Blanc, it was time for our entrees. Wendy and Eddie both got Truffled Carbonara pasta, one of the richest, tastiest pasta dishes I have ever tried. Brian got the Bolognese pasta, another winner. I tried something different - Monday nights is $15 All-u-Can-Eat clams and mussels night. That was a winner, too!
Friendly service, delicious food, a cozy atmosphere make Polpettina a place I will return to. Oh, did I mention the reasonable prices? All that food for four, plus a bottle of wine, was about $155 total. I will offer this one bit of advice - if you are not prepared to wait, come early or late. (The are working on expansion plans but have nothing definite at the moment). www.polpettina.com. YUM!