Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Bernini: A Happy Marriage of Art and Food
Here is Bernini's David, ready to pounce on my pasta:
Hubmeister raved about his selection, Jason's Favorite Pasta. This offering featured angel hair pasta tossed in a marinara sauce of garlic, basil, olive oil and Parmesan. A typical sauce, this one was distinguishable by a pleasing hint of sweetness. He added the optional chicken, which was unnecessary and unfortunately, overcooked.
In addition to pasta, lunch offerings include appetizers, sandwiches, salads and creatively topped pizza. Although the eatery had a sparse crowd on this visit, Bernini usually bustles with activity, especially at night. The dinner menu features such classic Italian favorites as osso buco, veal lasagna and a killer veal chop.
Service is friendly and efficient. Servers wear shirts emblazoned with the saying, "Where Taste Is a Matter of Art." At Bernini, I delight in both, making it worth every huff and puff of that grueling morning jog.
Bernini of Ybor
1702 East 7th Avenue