Sorellina is one of the swankier restaurants in Boston, and while I’ve only been here twice, it’s one of my absolute favorites in the city. The setting is something more like you’d expect in New York than Boston, and with soft lighting, soaring ceilings, and a quietly chic atmosphere, it’s unmatched in the City on the Hill.

The first time I went here I had an amazing, over the top dinner that was downright insane in how delicious it was. I had the veal saltimbocca, one of my favorite recipes just about ever, and the glass of wine I had was rich yet light with a robust fruity palette that I’m still trying to track down…

I was still in college at the time, so I was more than grateful when the family friend who had brought me there picked up the tab. A free dinner is just that much tastier, isn’t it?

The second time I went there, still in college, I did it a little bit differently — I went with a friend who was visiting Boston from home, and instead of all-out splurging, which neither of us could really afford to do at the time, we each got a glass of wine and split the truffle fries. Don’t even get me started on these truffle fries — they are without a doubt the perfect french fries. And I would be lying if I said I didn’t bring the leftovers home and have them for breakfast the next day.

But, without diverging on the truffle tangent, my point was that my friend and I were still able to enjoy the restaurant. We dressed up, settled ourselves down at the bar, and took in the atmosphere on our our own terms.

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