Bib Gourmand • Inspectors’ favourites for good value
25 - 50 USD
This focused, consistent, and lovely trattoria serves the kind of Italian cooking that everyone wants to return to again and again. The slender room is instantly welcoming with its working pasta station and a whimsical portrait of Sophia Loren. The name (Italian for "pasta master") sets a very high bar but lives up to its moniker with a notable variety of hearty and elegant preparations listed as "classical" and "seasonal." Highlights have included short, twin tubes of fresh casarecce dressed Amalfi-style with tender octopus, lobster, and a luscious sauce of savory stock, tomatoes, and paprika, finished with chives. End with a soft swirl of vanilla bean-flecked sweet cream gelato and strawberry sorbetto, garnished with macerated berries.
- Outdoor dining
- Wheelchair accessible