restaurant review:: ecco

After seeing a show at the Fox Theatre a couple weekends ago, we had dinner with some of our family at Ecco. It’s a great nearby Italian place in Midtown that we have been meaning to try for a long time, so I was really excited to finally make it there.

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My brother and SIL have been talking about their fried goat cheese balls (with honey) since the first time they ate there, and I’ve been dreaming about them since. They did not disappoint. We also tried the Braised Beef-Stuffed Piquillo Peppers, and they were delicious as well. I enjoyed having 2 starters, along with their bread and butter, that weren’t too large and filling before we had a big meal of pasta and pizza.

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For dinner, I had the Pappardelle with braised pork, peppadew peppers, garlic. The pasta itself was fantastic, and the meat, peppers, and sauce were the prefect combo. I cleaned my plate.
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Craig got the wood fired pizza with homemade sausage, ricotta, and mint. And while we originally agreed to share our dishes, he almost wouldn’t let me take a slice because he wanted it all to himself. The crust was super light and crispy with a nice smoky flavor. This dish was also demolished. 
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Italian-type desserts aren’t really our favorite, so we opted out and picked up Sublime Donuts on the way home. PS — they’re apparently open late on weekends now!!! Bad, bad idea… but so good.
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