Neighborhood eatery offering rustic Italian cuisine in a modern, relaxing setting.
At the same time rustic and refined, simple and sophisticated, OBO' is a humble neighborhood bistro that is a welcome gem in an otherwise bland stretch of town. The interior is inviting and warm, with a white hex tile floor and a collection of wooden pizza peels dangling from the ceiling. A bright outdoor patio lines the perimeter of the building, its aqua tables and yellow umbrellas popping against the red brick exterior.
The menu is predominantly Italian, featuring pizza, pastas, entrées and sandwiches. Braised short ribs, doused in a tomato gravy, were tender, and paired well with the creamy Parmesan polenta. Chicken pesto campanelle was light and satisfying, the grassy sauce balanced by sweet corn and milky ricotta. With a bakery on site, desserts are a must. The chocolate cherry cream puff was indulgent yet delicate, the generous filling sweet but not cloying, while the chocolate budino could satisfy even the most hopeless chocoholic. The exclusively Italian wine list is comprehensive, offering dozens of wines by the glass, while several locally-produced beers are available on tap.
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