Wild Boar Osso Buco
w/ Mushroom Risotto, Italian Bread
Dish Score: 67
Overall Score: 67
- Presentation & Creativity: 12/20
- Portion Size & Nutritional Value: 9/10
- Ingredient Compatibility: 8/10
- Flavor, Taste, Texture, & Doneness: 28/40
- Service: 3/10
- Restaurant Appearance: 3/5
- Cost vs. Value: 3/5
Deciding to take my fiancé on a date, I looked around the Tulsa area for an Italian restaurant we had yet to try. After watching a video produced by the Tulsa World, I decided this would be the place to go and made reservations.
Arriving early, I realized reservations had been unnecessary. The layout was slightly confusing: a long walk down a hall finally to be greeted by a distracted host(?) on an iPad. I was impressed with the home-like decor of the restaurant.
After a while, we were brought out slices of bread and oil. The bread did not soak up any of the herb flavor from the oil (perhaps from the being overly toasted or a lack of infusing the herbs into the oil). Either way, the toast was not amazing.
After another short while, our entrées were brought to us. Inspired by the Tulsa World video, I had ordered the Wild Boar Osso Buco with Mushroom Risotto. The meat was tender and flavorful and the risotto was cooked well.
After asking for additional bread and short break later, a second basket arrived. This time, the bread was soft. However, we never received any additional oil.
Overall, the food was good (although the bread was inconsistent), but the staff was horribly slow. Considering the cost, ($50 for two entrées, no dessert, and water for the drink) I expected better service.