There was no wait on a quiet Thursday night; we got a nice table by the window. The bread was standard Iggy’s Francese, but they get bonus points for serving it warm. R had the Bocconcini di Vitello –veal rolled with pancetta, fontina, and spinach. It came with a butternut squash, sage and mushroom risotto. R really enjoyed his meal; the veal was tender and he liked the sauce. I thought it was too sweet, but R’s palate loves the sweets.
I liked that Olivio offers a choice of two homemade pastas for $20. I choose the artichoke and fontina ravioli and the Bolognese. The ravioli was tasty, although there was 8 or 9 random corn kernels scattered on the dish, which had no connection to anything. The Bolognese was okay as a pasta dish, but there was far too much cream for it to be a proper Bolognese sauce. It was more like a pink cream meat sauce. Both our entrees suffered from under cooked mushrooms.
Our server was friendly, and the meal was what we wanted; a quick, moderately priced meal that someone else cooked and will clean up after. But honestly, with Il Casale 1.5 miles away, why bother?