Italian: Set in the Highlands, a neighborhood first populated by Italian immigrants in the 19th century, husband-and-wife-owned Spuntino straddles that fine line between neighborhood staple and special place for celebrations. It's warm, welcoming and refined, with a menu inspired by Italy and the essential Italian philosophy that food should be fresh and local. Co-owner and pastry chef Yasmin Lozada-Hissom is a five-time James Beard Foundation semifinalist, making this a place where saving room for dessert is a must. Choices include warm apricot cream tart, Amadei chocolate sea salt caramel tart and a warm almond coconut macaroon, along with gelato, of course. But leaving room isn't easy. Chef John Broening's creations are rich and varied--housemade rabbit rillettes; sweet corn and goat cheese bruschetta; flank steak with cipollini, crispy mushrooms, potato torta and salsa di vino rosso; and quail with house-made chorizo, stone fruit vinaigrette and fragola, among others.
Local Expert Christine Loomis Says:
Italian: "Spuntino bottles its own amaro, a traditional Italian digestif or herbal liqueur, which is made with more than 20 herbs, roots and spices--some grown in the restaurant's own urban garden. Order it for a very Italian way of ending your meal."
Best for Italian Because: It's an impeccable melding: the warmth of a neighborhood restaurant, a dash of sophisticated elegance.
Disclaimer: Always check with the business for pricing and availability of menu items. SinglePlatform is not responsible for menu or pricing changes, but the information is believed to be accurate when posted. Listing of a menu does not mean that there is any affiliation, endorsement or sponsorship between SinglePlatform and the listed business.
Build your own lists that you can easily reference or share stories with your friends.Login ×