hidden gems: fornello trattoria.

18 Jun

a spontaneous late night dinner date led the boy and i to another one of my local favorites, Fornello Trattoria . our delicious dinner, and the many i’ve experienced there before, land this spot on my hidden gems list.

located on the corner of irving & sheridan behind the el stop, most the area’s action occurs in front of the el station. but poke around the corner and you’ll run straight into this quaint restaurant. complete with patio and strand lights, this eatery has me sold. reminds me of outdoor dining on lygon street from when my family and i lived in australia. i’m a sucker for childhood nostalgia.

{i LOVE the lights and outdoor patio space.}

i’m also a sucker for a $7 goblet of wine. i believe the boy exclaimed “you’re going to get CRUNK!” when the waitress brought over my hefty glass of sauvignon blanc. he was right.

{this picture doesn’t do the serving size justice.}

we ordered the bruschetta as an appetizer and each chose from the pasta section of the menu. i’d recommend everything here so i won’t sway you with my decisions. you’ll have to try it out yourself!

p.s. thanks to my mom and dad for treating us to this meal! and congratulations to the boyfriend for releasing his album, for which this dinner is a celebration of.

One Response to “hidden gems: fornello trattoria.”


  1. hidden gem groupon! « leaner by the lake - July 8, 2011

    […] out today’s sweet Groupon deal for Fornello Trattoria, a restaurant i recently raved about on my Hidden Gems […]

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