trattoria pulcinella

For Christmas Eve this year, we went out to dinner with our good friend, Renee. We were lucky to find that Trattoria Pulcinella was open and still accepting reservations. It’s located on another side of Cambridge that we don’t normally venture to, and has been there for fifteen years.

It’s a cute, cozy restaurant that serves Mediterranean style Italian cuisine. We shared a bottle of white wine and the Beef Carpaccio antipasti. It was so delicious and went perfectly with the Italian bread and olive oil. Our waiter was kind enough to bring out a tray of plain olive oil when I told him that I am allergic to cracked red pepper.

The food was amazingly good! Renee had the gnocchi with mushroom, ricotta, and sausage dish which was quite delicious. Tony devoured the bone in rabbit with onions, black olives, and tomatoes. I thoroughly enjoyed the ravioli of the day: shrimp and ricotta in a cream sauce topped with grilled shrimp. Yum, yum, yum!

We {surprisingly} had enough room to share dessert over some decaf coffee so we tried the chocolate pudding with olive oil and Sicilian sea salt. Wow, so good! I think after our honeymoon in Seattle and trying the amazing sea salt caramels at the Purple Cafe and Wine Bar, we’ve learned that sea salt compliments chocolate very well.

We had such a wonderful experience at this place that I’m sure we’ll be back again soon. It’s nice to support local, small neighborhood restaurants. Especially when the food is this good! đŸ™‚


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