Saturday, September 01, 2012

Deco - A Little Italian Gem

As we approached Deco, we already liked it. The transformation of the exterior to a classic art deco style is quite pleasing.

Deco Lit Up

The interior is sleek and artful.

Deco Bar

Deco offers traditional Italian cocktails (as well as other libations). The Aperol Spritz was perfect drinking for a summer evening and pretty for the eye to admire.

Aperol Spritz

As we perused the menu, the Fried Fresh Mozzarella called out to us. We both like fried cheese. We were introduced to really good  fried cheese about 20 years ago at a non-defunct restaurant in Williamsburg. The place used fresh mozzarella and we loved it. Deco's version offers generous portions, lightly breaded with a tomato sauce. Since this is fresh, it is not overly salty and while the tomato sauce is good, we really liked eating it with a bit of balsamic vinegar. Yum.

Fried Fresh Mozzarella

For his entree hubby ordered the special of the evening: Mussels and Pasta with a Tomato Sauce (your choice of spicy or non-spicy). He could not decide on which sauce and so the kitchen combined a bit of both to his satisfaction.

Spaghetti and Mussels

I had the thinly sliced and breaded veal. Very tasty. The entree was accompanied by the side of the day which was a green bean and potato salad. I raved about the salad with its perfectly cooked ingredients and a tasty vinegary twang.


We enjoyed a Rosso from Puglia with the meal.

A lovely little gem of a spot nestled within the Museum District. Delicious food. Affordable prices. With all of the news about various places closing, go give the newly opened Deco some love so they will stick around.

1 comment:

losammon said...

Looks wonderful, as always. Love the way they decorated the front.