Via Matta Review
The city's most stylish Italian spot is paradoxically one of its simplest on the culinary front. The kitchen's emphasis is on fresh, intensely flavored ingredients in traditional dishes like monkfish served with ceci beans, olives, pesce brodetto and a citrus herb salad, and a tender lamb loin accompanied by fluffy polenta, cavalo nero, smoked almonds, and verjus. Even frequent visitors can enjoy an oft-changing menu, the result of the chef's penchant for seasonal ingredients. The abutting enoteca (café)—all mosaic tile and dim lighting—serves daily pizzas, and is the perfect spot for a rendezvous or a nightcap.