Oenotri, pronounced Oh-no-tree, is a great Southern Italian restaurant that is a five minute walk from The Inn On First. With a focus on handcrafted pastas, homemade salamis and sausages, and world-class Margherita pizza coming out of their oven from Naples, Oenotri has all the makings of a great restaurant. Salads run from $9 to $15, pastas from $12 to $18, and entrees from $18 to $35.
Last week we were fortunate to visit Oenotri with a good friend, Chad Fielding. We shared the Margherita pizza with a beautifully charred crust, sweet San Marzano tomatoes, Genovese basil, a drizzle of olive oil, and just a touch of Buffalo Mozzarella. What I love about this pizza is that cheese is minimal, with a great balance of all the flavors working together to create a perfect bite! Jamie and I shared the garden salad with a lemony vinaigrette, and I then indulged in the roasted squab! Perfectly crispy skin and a medium-rare meat with a red wine reduction and freshly sautéed vegetables.
Meat-lover’s note: they do a lovely 4-piece chef’s choice salumi appetizer. The flavors are fresh and wonderful.
Vegetarians, Vegans, Gluten-free: they love to accommodate dietary needs, so talk to your wait-staff.