Giacomo's Cibo e Vino
Owner Lynette Hawkins says her motto is "Eat little, well and often," and with Giacomo's Cibo e Vino she's created a place where you can do just that. The main draw: a rotating selection of fresh hot and cold bites called cicchetti, the Venetian version of tapas.
Restaurant favorites include polpettini d’agnello (spicy lamb meatballs), tramezzino di uova tartufata (truffled egg salad sandwich), cavolfiore in agro dolce (roast cauliflower in caramelized onion vinaigrette) and pollo ai peperoni (chicken thighs braised with white wine, sweet peppers and onions). The cicchetti are served alongside main dishes—like a delicious mac and cheese (or cavatappi ai cinque formaggi), grilled rainbow trout seasoned with rosemary & lemon and linguine with shrimp, shallots, garlic, sun-dried tomato pesto, cherry tomatoes and arugula—all cooked to order.
The restaurant's selection of boutique wines are served three ways: In the typical six ounces; three ounces (for those who want to sample); or nine ounces (if two glasses is a little more than you need with your meal).