There’s one pasta dish on the menu at Via Locusta that you’re supposed to eat with your hands. It could have been annoying and gimmicky, but the porcini and black truffle agnolotti that come with a cream-based dipping sauce are just too damn good to hate. The rest of the menu is just as good too, from fluffy focaccia with sweet and salty honey butter, to romanesco fritto in a pool of creamy goat cheese. And even though Via Locusta is run by the same team that brought us Double Knot, Giuseppe & Sons, Osteria, and about 15 other restaurants, this one feels different. It’s the kind of place where you want to hang out after work or bring a first date to - especially to have some cocktails and pasta at the black-and-gold bar.
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