This time, we decided to step away from the populated places in the city and go for a casual dinner. There are many different kinds of diners out there. Many can't stand to leave their regular spot and try something new, while others can't wait to try the newest spot in town. Dinner at Inatteso Pizzabar Casano seemed like the right place that didn't drain our bank accounts or make us wait 30 minutes for a table because it is not the new hot spot.
The crowd that trickles in from the quiet streets surrounding this restaurant, tend to come from the financial mecca or tourists that are staying at the Ritz-Carlton, located right next door. According to our server, there are a lot of families with children that come in for an early dinner. Must be hard to work around the strollers, but this neighborhood is fit for families. We suggest if you want a quiet experience to dine a little later. The decor is modern and lustrous. It almost gives the impression that it is a casual fine dining restaurant and it looks as though it opened yesterday because everything seems as though it has not been touched.
The bread hits the table quick. A little warning to those who are carb-counting, it is a dangerous basket served with olive paste as opposed to butter or oil. Good thinking Inatteso!
The wine list is extensive and for the average diner, there are not many affordable choices. You can still get a good quality wine for a decent price but your options are limited. Their brick oven pizza seals in the authentic taste of Italy, we suggest you try the Affumicata with ricotta cheese, smoked mozzarella, speck and artichokes.
This restaurant is not glowing with innovation. Despite the meaning of their name, this place is everything you would expect a pizza bar to be. The menu is pretty simple and the service is very relaxed yet attentive. Overall, you can have a decent meal with wine for $40, which is not bad considering all the ingredients are fresh and everything seems to have a "made in house" quality.