A New Favorite: Bar Corvo

Monday, May 07, 2012

I know I said I was taking a break from blogging, but I had to share w few words about a new restaurant I discovered this weekend. On Friday night, my husband and I ventured over to Prospect Heights for dinner at Bar Corvo, a new Italian restaurant from the owners of al di la. We arrived early enough to avoid the Friday night crush, and enjoyed a very pleasant meal. There's a lot to like about Bar Corvo: The prices are reasonable (entrees top out at $18), the atmosphere is charming, and the food was delicious. Every single bottle on the wine list is priced at $29 and every glass at $7.50, making it all about what you want to drink, not how much it costs.

We ordered a special shaved asparagus salad with slivers of parmesean cheese, toasted hazelnuts and a sherry vinaigrette to start; for entrees we both opted for pasta: A squid ink noodle with octopus, hot red pepper, lemon and mint and a lasagna cooked in its own crock, with a distinct flavor of rosemary to the bolognese. We skipped dessert, but Bar Corvo's dessert menu is a straightforward affair with just two choices (chocolate bread pudding or panna cotta). We'll definitely be going back, and I hope their garden is open soon. If you live in the neighborhood, you should definitely check this spot out, and even if you live further afield in Brooklyn, it's worth the hike, especially since it is so friendly on the wallet.

Photos: Patch, Grub Street, WSJ.com, Yelp



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