I absolutely love trying new restaurants. And, I’m thrilled to tell you about Barbaresco! It’s Italian with a Tuscan flare. The restaurant itself is stunning. The detailed woodwork is beautifully done – all of it imported from Venezuela. And then, there’s the food!
I love Italian food, especially the rustic Tuscan dishes and the Mediterranean style of preparing seafood. You’ll find both at Barbaresco.
Their Campagnia Meatballs stuffed with mozzarella and topped with a homemade tomato sauce are delicious (you can watch the chef prepare them on my home page). The savory scallops with a hint of orange in the light sauce were spectacular, and the cheese and pecan soup was rich and flavorful. My favorite entré, so far, is the Branzino – a Mediterranean variety of sea bass. It’s lightly sautéed in olive oil with lemon, shallots and capers that add just the right amount of flavor.
For dessert, the Panna Cotta trio is wonderful as is the Créme Brulée. Their cappuccino is rich and full of flavor, and whatever you do, try the biscotti with dark chocolate. I could eat the entire loaf!
I enjoyed his selection of Italian wines. The Camigliano Rosso di Montalcino is nice as was the Primitivo (ask for it as it may not be on the menu).
The bar area is beautiful, and there’s plenty of seating just for drinks and appetizers around the bar.
Barbaresco’s is located at 9715 San Pedro (where Maggie’s used to be years ago). 210-231-0989