Why? Tavern of Little Italy!

On Friday night, Matthew and I enjoyed a delicious dinner at Tavern of Little Italy. We may have missed the Feast of the Assumption, but we more than made up for it with this feast!

Tavern of Little Italy has a relaxed vibe, an adorable courtyard for outdoor seating, and a more diverse menu than a lot of Little Italy restaurants (think, burgers and flatbreads, as well as pasta).

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Matthew and I started by sharing the angry mussels and the beet salad. The angry mussels were served with bacon, garlic, hot peppers, and crumbled bleu cheese in a white wine broth.

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The broth was delicious, especially when soaked up with the bread! And a bite that included all the elements of this dish was just about perfect!

The beet salad had roasted beets, cherry tomatoes, asparagus, goat cheese, balsamic glaze, crispy garlic, and pistachios.

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Yum!

We decided to get a burger and a pasta entrée and share. The burgers are from Betty’s Bomb-Ass Burgers, which makes award-winning burgers. Matthew chose the Boeing Fortress burger, with bacon jam, chunky peanut butter, peppered strawberry preserves, and Tillamook cheddar.

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The combination may sound unusual, but it was totally delicious! It was like a burger snuck into a PB&J sandwich!

I chose the gnocchi ala primavera, with handmade gnocchi, peas, and shallots in a spring pesto with lemon and mint gremolata.

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This dish was fresh and delicious!

The next time you’re in Little Italy and looking not only for delicious pasta, but also some killer burgers and a fun vibe, look no further than Tavern of Little Italy!

***Disclosure: I was invited to Tavern of Little Italy and received a complimentary dinner. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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