It's this attention to the little things that has made the El Chile crew such a success, and they repeat that recipe here at Stortini. The white bean dip and homemade bread to start, the Italian-only wine list, the homemade pastas and handthrown pizzas, attentive service, the hip meets Italian auntie decor--it all measures up to a great dining experience. And the real star is the food. It's innovative and delicious. The chef has found her niche in Italian comfort food. The last time I was there I had the housemade sausage and fig. (brilliant) The goat's cheese and honey to start. (I wanted to order another one it was so good) And for mains, I had the lasagna and my boyfriend had the duck and squash ravioli. The lasagna was rich and flavorful and my boyfriend had to fend me off with his fork to keep me away from his ravioli. It's restaurants like this that make me wish I had two stomachs. And again with the details, being able to end the evening with a cocktail at the Red House is a nice touch.
Pros: Everything on the menu, the ambience, wine list
Cons: It's no longer open for lunch