05/25/2010Provided by Citysearch -
On the recommendation of some friends, my husband and I went to Caffe Delfini last night for our second anniversary. We have a 6 month old and so we rarely get to go out to dinner just the two of us. I am happy to report that Caffe Delfini really delivered-- it was the perfect night! It wasn't very busy (it was a Monday), although I can imagine that you would want to make reservations for nights later in the week. The waiter was from Padua, and was attentive without being overbearing. It was a little bit dark in the restaurant-- which was romantic except when you were trying to read the menu. They must have had this complaint before, however, because each table is provided with a little penlight! We started with a tuna carpaccio (divine!), then shared a linguini with shrimp, tomatoes and basil (simple fresh ingredients combined just the way my husband's Italian grandfather would cook) and then shared a steak (perfectly cooked and so tender it melted in your mouth). I think I am drooling, just describing our meal! The wine list is a little pricey-- we had the cheapest bottle on the menu and it was $35-- but it was delicious and went perfectly with the meal. All in all, it was a special evening and I would highly recommend Caffe Delfini to anyone for a special occasion or just a treat!!