keysrawk wrote:Getting to the east side for decent Italian shouldn't be out of the question. Bellini's on E. Wash. or Cafe Bellitalia on Sherman. Honest Italians serving their dishes proudly. you may or may not like it, who knows, but how can we talk about shitty Biaggi and Tooto Paste?
Cafe La Bellitalia is pretty good. I think people hype it up more than it deserves, but it's OK. The quaint ambiance is what people want, and it's owned by Italians, so it gets a pass on serving what I think is just very average Joe Italian fare.
Bellini's is a mixed bag. The ambiance is great, of course, and the quality of the food high, but it's just too expensive for what you get, in my opinion -- very small portions. I could share an appetizer, have an entree served with salad, and even get dessert and still just barely be satisfied, and I'm honestly not that big of an eater. Definitely goes above the $10 to $18/plate criteria that Shorty threw out there.