Robert Sietsema at Testaccio; Sarah DiGregorio at Olio Pizza e Più & Camp de' Fiori
Sam Sifton awards two stars to Il Matto: "Nothing about the restaurant is perfect. ... The cocktails ... are mostly silly. ... But the service is exceptional and the food beautifully executed." [NY Times]
Betsy Andrews files on Strong Place, which "seems cut from the Blue Ribbon mold: an ambitious but crowd-pleasing New American bistro with seafood as a draw. But, unlike its potential role model, Strong Place is easily affordable." [NY Times]
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