Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Rate-A-Restaurant #227: Colori Kitchen
Restaurant: Colori Kitchen
Location: 429 W. 8th St. (Downtown)
Type of restaurant: Italian
We stipulated: Looking for a comfortable spot for lunch downtown, Colori fit the bill. It's Italian comfort food with a twist.
They stipulated: "Featuring the inspired, bravissimo cooking of Luigi Barducci Contessi, longtime executive chef at Ca Brea, the warm and welcoming
brick-walled restaurant features delicious pastas, soups, salads, fish
and meat dishes, plus traditional Italian deserts."
What we ordered: pasta with beef stew (special), $14; eggplant rigatoni with mozzarella ($12)
High point: We liked the uniqueness of the specials. Pasta and beef stew? Kinda odd idea. Yet it worked (perhaps the olives helped as well, giving it a tangy, hearty taste). The eggplant rigatoni was also solid.
Low point: Except that the mozarella was a little too cold, and didn't quite melt on the rigatoni the way it should.
Overall impression: Good prices (there are lunch specials as well) and nice addition to that area (next to the famed Golden Golpher). Nice touch, too, with the bread and hummus as a starter snack.
Chance we'll go back: It's a possibility, when we're in downtown, particularly on a weekend; Colori seems like a place that we could bring the kids.
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