Church Street Enoteca, Richmond produces consistently good staple italian conconctions. Great pastas (made daily in the kitchen) but mains are not always executed with as much expertise or flair as the pastas are. Service is always very attentive and sommelier is knowledgeable (armed with a very big wine list). The pansotti (pockets) filled with butternut pumpkin and riccotta drizzled with sage butter is divine. The crayfish rissoto encircled with a thick orange crustacean sauce is also close to perfection. I will also return for the hierloom tomotoes caprese style with crisped basil leaves, in which they use the a Fior Di Latte to die for from the ‘Thats Amore Cheese’ company (soft and fluffly – you will find none better).
A moody looking art deco dining space adorned with a great selection of vintage posters from the era to accompany the expert pastas.
Chruch Street Enoteca, 527 Church Street, Richmond