I guess I am known to eat ghetto meals but sometimes I get fancy.
If you haven't been to Cioppino's I recommend that you go to have an amazing experience. For some reason at this high end eating establishments I feel compelled to order an appetizer and a drink, so I started with a Caesar, and an appetizer of mussels. Both were very tasty.
For dinner, we ordered
Fettuccine with classic meat sauce “alla bolognese” | $ 25.00
Linguine with half lobster, tomato-cream-lobster sauce | $ 35.00
I normally would pick an animal that came from our local waters and pick crab over lobster but based on a recommendation I ordered the lobster. 35 dollars is pricey for a meal but a lobster is not a cheap animal (although the market price for lobster has dropped significantly) and this dish was fantastic. Tomato cream sauce, basil, a hint of sweet chili oil, an amazing crustacean and an al dente pasta makes for a fantastic meal. The bolognese was also very tasty but their use of short ribs for their meat sauce made it very rich, still delicious.
The atmosphere is fantastic, and Chef Pino even came out to ask us how our meal was (a nice added touch). For dessert the short heart chocolate cake is incredible. Not your cheapest meal but definitely a fantastic one.
Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill
1129 Hamilton Street
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