We celebrated my boss’ birthday at Tarallucci E Vino, a restaurant that I’ve walked past a million times but have never bothered to go into because I thought it was run down and ghetto (probably because when I walked past it, there was a ton of contruction going on in the area so the restaurant was hidden behind scaffolding). To my surprise, the interior is very rustic and it’s a really nice restaurant – we sat at a large farm table and I ordered the octopus with potatos and celery:
The plates for lunch are pretty simple and use fresh ingredients (other people ordered a beet salad, sandwiches, or pasta) and there is also a large coffee bar in the front with lots of fresh pastries. The restaurant was very busy for lunch when we went on a weekday afternoon and I’ve read that it’s a popular spot for VCs for their morning meetings and coffee. I definitely wish I knew about this place when I lived down the street but luckily my office isn’t too far from this wonderful little spot so I plan on visiting again soon.