Now I haven’t had that thing in the picture above, but man does it look hella good. Fortunately, it’s not alone. Polpettina does a lot of things well from their pizzas to their meatballs to their sandwiches- all the way to dessert.
Of the pies, we had the fig and prosciutto pizza which was great. The pork meatball with broccoli rabe was solid. And the grilled cheese with caramelized onions and bacon jam was also quite good. Sadly a touch overcooked (aka burnt) but the flavors were still on point (a minimum 1/10th deduction).
And as for dessert, the warm chocolate cake was excellent, although, the ice cream they serve with it is better on its own, as is the cake. Somehow, together, they seemed to cancel each other out. But as separates, they are amazing.
The only so-so thing we had was the arugula salad with burrata, beets and walnuts. Jusk okay. Nothing to write home about- but apparently worth blogging.
Service was great, place is charming, and there is a nice market next door where you can buy the sauce, jams, etc… that they use in the restaurant.
We definitely plan on returning. So many other great looking things on other tables and on the menu. The eggplant parm looks sick!