FOOD & DRINK: 10 Corso Como Cafe Review (8.12.19)
Summer means we’re justifying more dinners out, even on ‘school nights’. Recently, we were invited to 10 Corso Como Cafe to check out the Restaurant Week menu and see how the restaurant has evolved since it first opened almost a year ago at the Seaport. Check out our review, including what you need to order….
Focused on Italian specialties, the restaurant itself is absolutely gorgeous: it feels more like an art gallery than a traditional dining space. Even the olive oil and balsamic vinegar bottles were chic.
We appreciated that there’s clear marking of what is vegetarian and what’s gluten-free, essential these days when dining out in a group with various allergies, restrictions, and diets. We ordered a range of options for all dietary needs, and found ourselves cleaning the plates. The Polpettine di Carne was the perfect appetizer portion size, with just enough melted mozzarella oozing off each meatball.
This entire review could focus on the Pasta Cacio e Pepe, one of the best versions of it we’ve had in New York City, with thick strands of bigoli soaking up the decadent cacio e pepe sauce. The only downside was that there was only one bowl of it, as it could have easily reordered for dessert. The Branzino alla Griglia was a perfect counterbalance to the pasta, light and refreshing, with the braised romano beans a hearty but not heavy compliment.
With a strong wine and cocktail list, we recommend check out 10 Corso Como for date night or catching up with a friend. The dishes are portioned well for sharing, which would enable you to try a few different things and leave fully satisfied. We had some pasta envy of the table next to us who were eating the gorgeously-plated Pasta alla Norma, and will be coming back soon.
Must orders: Polpettine di Carne, Pasta Cacio e Pepe, Paviolo di Ricotta, Branzina alla Griglia, Tiramisu