It’s tough to live up to expectations as lofty Osteria’s, but according to Elisa Ludwig Marc Vetri’s eatery certainly does.

Anyone who’s been to Vetri can attest to the fact that the dude’s pastas can make you cry tears of starchy joy. Here, they come in colorful pottery bowls that look small to the eye but turn out to be intensely fulfilling portions. What’s not to love about a rosemary-infused wild boar Bolognese whose bits of meat cling to long, chunky strips of canela pasta? Meanwhile, the mezzi rigatoni is the most sophisticated version of mac and cheese you could dream up, with creamy swirls of melted gorgonzola and wilted blooms of radicchio adding a tinge of bitterness.

That’s Amore! [City Paper]
Osteria [Official Site]

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