Bistro Milano is an elegant looking white-tablecloth restaurant that even has its own bottled, super Tuscan, organic extra virgin olive oil on each table. The service is spectacular, but sadly the food is amazingly mediocre.
I shared their signature dish of ravioli stuffed with mascarpone, ricotta and roasted vegetables in a saffron pumpkin sauce ($24) and the risotto funghi ($28). Although the dish looked good, the ravioli wasn’t al dente, it was undercooked and chewy (AKA raw), containing tasteless herbs and where’s-the-cheese? filling and little to no pumpkin flavor in the sauce. Truly horrid. At least the mushroom risotto was better, although screaming for salt.
The Lobster tagliolini ($28) was much better with the homemade tagliolini topped with in-shell lobster tossed with a few asparagus and roasted plum tomatoes, garnished with fresh basil. As was the Tagliolini Al Nero Di Seppia Ai Frutti Mare ($28). The black tagliolini came in a roasted tomato sauce with clams, calamari, shrimp and scallops also garnished with fresh basil.
The single vineyard, spicy berry Lamadrid Malbec from Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina ($48) that we drank, worked with each dish.
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