Saturday, October 8, 2016

Tavolo V

Thanks to the grand opening of Delmar Hall, we had a good excuse to eat at the east end of of the Loop. We had hit up the gyro place, Noodle House, and Pi Pizza in the past so it was nice to try something different!

This is a great date night place and for a Friday night, it didn't get too busy until 7pm, but you should definitely make a reservation. Tall windows facing Delmar let it a lot of light and the high ceilings gave the restaurant a spacious feel, along with an open kitchen area.

We sat at the bar where there was plenty of room as well and we love being waited on by the bartender. We enjoy having a front row seat to watch our cocktails come together. I started the night off with a Candied Apple combining cider with Amaretto, some of my favorite things!

Candied Apple
Patience went with her favorites as well: an Original Manhattan and later on, a Negroni Classico.

Original Manhattan

Negroni Classico
There were quite a few pizzas and pastas on the menu, but we chose items from the Antipasta section instead. Again we went with our favorites, Melanzana for me, which is really Eggplant Parmesan, and Brussel Sprouts for Patience.

Melanzana

Brussel Sprouts
Even though we had an entree picked out to split, the special, beef spedini over tortellini in a red sauce won us over!

Beef Spedini with Tortellini
We were both full but SOMEONE insisted on dessert... I know I couldn't finish mine.

Chocolate ice cream for me of course...

Chocolate Ice Cream with Caramel
...and a lemon cake with berries, I think?

Lemon Cake with berries
Great date night location for sure, especially before a Pageant or Delmar Hall show right across the street.

Resources:

Tavolo V = http://www.tavolov.com

Photos by Patience Scanlon