09/29/2010Provided by Citysearch -
We went to Trattoria No. 10 because of the favorable reviews and close distance to our hotel.
The ambiance was nice except that it was very odd to enter the front door and not see the restaurant. It's down a flight of stairs.
Now for the food. First we ordered a Caesar salad. The lettuce was intentionally singed and burned in some places. That's really strange and did nothing to make it tastier. The dressing was not traditional and ok, but not exceptional. There was a small tomato (not usual to a Caesar salad) and some anchovy. Neither my wife nor myself cared for the salad.
Next came the ravioli with spicy sausage. The marinara sauce looked and tasted as if it came out of a bottle. The sausage was not particularly spicy nor tasty. My wife liked the dish better than I did, but I was very disappointed.
Last was the veal cutlet with pancetta. Three small pieces of veal in a creamy sauce with a taste of cinnamon. The sauce contained some capers and sliced nuts, possibly almonds. Again, very disappointing. It felt as if the chef had thrown together various ingredients as an experiment. And cinnamon in veal cutlet? What were they thinking?
Needless to say, we will not be returning. Too bad, because it's a nice place, with friendly and efficient service.