The pleasures of pasta at cozy Corretto

Dec 06, 2014 962

by Providence Cicero

When Travis Rosenthal took over the Italian restaurant Panevino on Broadway, he might have renamed it Tarantella, continuing the dance theme he established with his Spanish restaurant Tango and his rum bar, Rumba. Instead he chose Corretto, after the booze-bolstered shot of espresso that Italians call caffé corretto — coffee corrected.

A racy, red La Marzocco espresso machine is conspicuous behind the marble-topped bar of this Euro-styled cafe. The white-tiled bar back, the vintage black-and-white crest design of the wallpaper, the rusty old bicycle mounted on one wall and the collage of antique gilded mirrors, family photos and curios on the other, all contribute to the restaurant's rakish, Bohemian charm.

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