Last night, Allie and I did something we haven’t done in awhile. A dinner date!
And it wasn’t a sub from Wegman’s, a home-cooked meal (the two of us could survive on cookies as dinner), or pizza. It was one of those “let’s sit here and order what we want when we want and linger until they close.” We did just that. Literally, they were cleaning the tables around us and the waitresses were folding napkins in preparation for the next day as we walked out, but we loved it!
We decided to make the trip into downtown Boston and try Piattini Wine Cafe and it was one of the best decisions we’ve made in a long time. The place was small but quaint and although there were tables outside, the cozy setting inside worked fine for us. First up was what else? Wine!
There were so many amazing wines to choose from on the menu, and although we’re both usually red wine drinkers, a refreshing glass of white called to us. The wine was refreshing, crisp and felt perfect for the hot summer night.
After reading a few reviews online, it seemed the best idea was to order a few of the smaller plates (piattini means small plate in Italian!) and share them. With the help of our sweet waitress Louisa, we decided on the antipasto platter, the pesto gnocchi and the eggplant with smoked mozzarella.
Allie and I agreed this was one of the best meals we have had in Boston, hands down.
All of the dishes were fantastic, but it was a toss up between the gnocchi and eggplant for best dish.
The gnocchi was perfectly done, and the sauce was creamy and filled with fresh basil.
And the eggplant?
Yep, only one bit remained once I got around to taking a picture. We even saved the plate to dip our bread into the leftover sauce…it was that good. The eggplant literally melts in your mouth and the smoked cheese is the perfect compliment.
Let me tell you, us two can tackle dessert like nobody’s business, but last night, we were stuffed beyond words!
Champagne dessert? Don’t mind if I do.
Honestly, if you live in the Boston area or are planning a visit you need to come here. The service is great, atmosphere is nice and the food is out of this world. I can’t wait to go back!