Brought to you by Chef/owners Carlo and Michelle Pulixi, this Italian haunt has been known to stop passersby in their tracks. Fast-casual counters may dominate the culinary landscape today, but this homey and quaint osteria—laden with gleaming copper pots and rustic clay urns—aims to reflect the chef’s Sardinian roots.
The menu is built around carefully sourced meats and products that are deftly prepared and presented. Try the tonnarelli con gamberi e pomodoro, a modest dish whose success rests solely on product quality and flavor balance. Braised artichokes are an evergreen favorite; while agnello (pistachio-crusted roasted lamb in a red wine sauce) is a delicacy and deservedly so. Well-priced wines and a handful of desserts make this spot a must stop.