Florentine Cafe, Boston, MA
When I first found out I was going to Boston, I had one thing on my mind: Lobster Ravioli. Namely, Lobster Ravioli from Rino’s Place as seen on Diners, Drive ins, and Dives. When we landed in Boston, I found out that Rino’s place was closed for renovations, so I’d have to find another venue to satisfy my lobster ravioli craving. Enter the Florentine Café. We started our meal with bruschetta and pomodoro (basically a caprese salad with red and yellow tomatoes). We ate it so fast I barely had time to snap a picture before it was gone.
Aunt Karen got linguini scampi (thin linguini with sautéed shrimp & diced tomatoes in a garlic lemon butter sauce). I didn’t try any of it, but she ate all of it, so I’m assuming it was good.
Tina and Uncle Greg ordered the Lobster ravioli, which consisted of ravioli filled with shallots, crabmeat & ricotta, tossed with lobster meat and porcini truffle oil in a vodka cream sauce. It really, really yummy.
Because I have a thing where I don’t like to order the same thing as anyone else at a table (it really limits my options to try more food from the restaurant if we all order the same thing), I ended up ordering the Chicken Francese (egg battered chicken sautéed with chicken stock, fresh lemon and butter served with penne). It was simple and delicious, but very, very rich.
333 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02113