Another awesome dinner at la ciccia.
bottariga cun appiu (sliced cured mullet roe, celery, radishes, lemon, oil)
Strong and funky, I enjoyed this more with the crust bread.
inzalaredda de acciugasa e arangiu (marinated white anchovies, oranges, onions)
The menu had me at anchovies. Salad was a bit overdressed.
pani guttiau (traditional sardinian flatbread baked with EVOO and pecorino)
Salty, crispy, umami crackers.
prupisceddu in umidu cun tomatiga (baby octopus stew in a spicy tomato sauce)
This and the spaghetti are what you come for. Not ordering this is like going to Langer’s and not ordering the pastrami. I could just eat the sauce with some bread and call it a night. Like a spicy cioppino with baby octopi softer than tom brady.
calamareddusu arrustiusu cun frabiga (roasted monterey calamari, basil, oil, greens)
Tender and delicious.
spaghittusu cun allu ollu e bottariga (fresh spaghetti, spicy oil, garlic, cured fish roe)
Perfect balance of creamy, briny, funkiness with chewy al dente pasta. Fantastic every time. @Chowseeker1999, @TheCookie, @Bookwich, @attran99, @JeetKuneBao
(special) cheese rigatoni and white alba truffles
Wow, this was rich and decadent. intensely truffle-y with black truffles cooked in with the cheese sauce and then the white truffles shaved on top. It’s been a great year for truffles. @Chowseeker1999.
After-dinner bang at flour + water pizzeria
fior di latte and salted caramel swirl, chocolate sauce, amarena cherries