Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Teatro--Summer Time in the City

If you couldn't tell, the Palateers have been a little lax in their postings. Maybe its been the heat or the new recession budget or that the warm summer nights are much better for picnics and leisurely strolls, but we must admit its been a while. Sitting in the commons on one of these particular nights, watching a Shakespearean romp, we decided it was well past due for a dining out extravaganza. Thus possessed with this desire, we made our way towards Teatro.

The tall ceilings and the blue lighting captured our attention and the long dining area, exuded an elegant ambiance. It wasn't very busy, considering it was a Friday night (we must have stopped in between theater times), so we sat in the best seat in the house (back left corner), where we were able to watch a free show of eating characters. Although we were initially forgotten by the wait staff, they apologized profusely and bribed us with bread and chickpea dip. We sipped two dollar refreshing shandys, a mixture of lemonade and beer, and wondered whether the 30 year old woman sitting with the 70 year old man was his daughter, wife or girlfriend.

Lovely Shandy
For dinner, we had two different pastas. We had a Orecchiette with Spicy Sausage, Broccoli Rabe & Garlic, a very salty albeit fresh and satisfying dish ($18). The real deal which was worth an encore was the lasagna noodles with veal meatballs in a marsala and fried sage sauce. Bread absorbing, delicately sweet sauce, smothered six well sized balls of veal. Those wonderful meatballs..... We enjoyed ourselves immensely and ate like Roman senators.

The Real Deal
Cool décor with an eclectic menu that ranges from Crispy Calamari to Grilled pork chops plus a friendly wait staff warrants a standing ovation.

177 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 778-6841
Cambridge/Boston Restaurant Review

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