bacco trattoriaThe space last occupied by La Scala has been transformed into a warm, Italian-style trattoria that is part wine bar, part restaurant and part deli. And the sum of its parts is delicious.
The pleasing ambience features dark woods, brick, white linens and a tile mosaic of Bacchus, the restaurant's namesake and the Roman god of wine. His influence begins with a robust wine list, extends to the wine sauces that grace several entrees, and ends at the beautiful wine bar where you can enjoy the fruit of the vine.
Lunch is always a busy time at Bacco's as the denizens of the adjacent office buildings stream out searching for sustenance. It's also a great time to have one of their terrific chopped salads -- finely chopped lettuce, mozzarella, Genoa salami (or tuna, or turkey) and garbanzo beans all dressed in Chef Vito's dressing, a seasoned oil and vinegar. Be warned though, these salads can be addictive.