I’ve walked by Tarallucci e Vino Tarallucci e Vino a couple of times and always intended on trying it. I had forgotten about it and then my friend Sarah suggested it for lunch. We got a table outside, where we could enjoy the New York summer and catch up on the latest about each other.

We had such a hard time deciding what to order since so many menu items were appealing to us. We’re both also notorious for being worst at deciding what to eat. Sarah tried a panini – Filet of Tuna, Artichoke Hearts, Mayo. The ciabatta was good but the tuna was canned tuna and we felt misled. It was good for what it was, but when you call something a filet of tuna, we’re expecting a filet. I decided to try the Tagliatelle al Grano Saraceno con Cime di Rapa e Funghi (Buckwheat Noodles with Broccoli Rabe and Shiitake Mushrooms) since I don’t often see buckwheat noodles in an Italian restaurant. It was good, but not amazing.

I almost feel a little disappointed, but it’s not because the food was bad. For some reason, I just feel like the other menu items might have been better. I feel like we ordered wrong. We saw an amazing looking Salad of Fennel, Oranges, Beets, and Fresh Mint. The Cheese Plate also looked yummy. The quality of the ingredients stood out as well as the fresh taste and attention to clean feel. It’s not an expensive place, so I may give it another shot.

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