I thought it was a little strange I couldn’t find any bad reviews out there for Mio Posto and after dining there, I know why. I find it hard to believe they could do any wrong based on my experience there and you’re about to find out why.
Found in the tiny space that used to be Sangwych and before that was 8 tables, the atmosphere is quaint and romantic.
With just seven tables in the restaurant, I highly suggest reservations, especially during track season. Fortunately for me while it was a busy Friday night, we managed to get a two person table with just a five minute wait!
Once we were seated, we received a basket of warm and delicious Italian crusty bread, you know the doughy on the inside, crunchy on the outside kind that you always finish and ask for seconds for before your meal even comes? Yupp, that kind. It was accompanied with a white bean mixture
marinated in a garlic herb/olive oil dressing.
The strong hint of garlic in the olive oil put a smile on my face and the beans were tender and satisfying as well.
Looking at the menu, I faced some really tough choices. After a long 10 minute deliberation, I went with the grilled red
snapper, drizzled with a roasted tomato vinaigrette and on a bed of corn
I’d like to pick this dish apart into different components for this review, to highlight the best of each part. Let’s separate the following: snapper, risotto and vinaigrette. For starters, the snapper was
seasoned very well, with a variety of fresh herbs and a hint of citrus. The texture
of the fish was perfect, not overly flaky and not too rare. The corn
risotto was fantastic. I understand how difficult it is to create the perfect risotto without it turning to mush. This risotto was cooked al dente to keep the firm bite and the
texture was so creamy and delicate. Finally, the roasted tomato
vinaigrette. The vinaigrette definitely tied the other components
together and allowed for a superb flavor combination when all three made it onto my fork at once. It was fresh, seasoned nicely and a great binder.
knew exactly what he was going to get before we even entered the restaurant. Seared
scallops with a blood orange burro on a bed of lobster risotto.
Sorry the picture is sideways, apparently I’m not the best photographer in the world.
Anyway, I bet some of you are thinking… did she just say lobster risotto? Yes, I did indeed. Yeah sure, my risotto had corn
and was delicious, so just imagine replacing the corn with lobster. Additionally, the seared scallops tasted like
heaven and the little samples I could get from Tim’s plate could have
put me in a food coma. That good.
And to end the meal from another
world, Tim ordered the risotto cheesecake for us. Tim’s not a big sweets kinda guy, so you know when he orders dessert he means business.
At this point, do you even need to know what I thought about the cheesecake?
In case you’re hanging on my very last word, it was decadent
and divine. The ricotta made the cake lighter than your average
cheesecake and made it possible to eat the entire thing, without barely taking a breather. With a nice hint of lemon, the cake was light, refreshing and just so good.
To end, I really
can’t say much more. This restaurant left me speechless, and that is
hard to do. Please go there, please eat there. Your standards will be
brought up to a whole new level.
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