hands down, my favorite feature at betto is the way they deliver your wine when you’ve ordered by the glass. betto has an extensive list so you’ve got plenty of options as well. after you’ve picked your poison, they bring the bottle to your table (no matter how many different types of wine your table has selected) and let you try a sip before they pour your glass. they wait for you to smell it, swish it around, the whole thing! i’ve yet to experience a restaurant that would do this sort of thing. and it’s no big deal if you don’t like it, they genuinely want you to enjoy your wine, i loved it! sure you get this kind of treatment when you sit at a bar but we were so pleased with the somelier’s service, it really elevated the dining experience.
we started with a few of the crostini and and one of the specials, the bufala mozzerella. the presentation was rustic and the flavors were earthy and rich. my favorite crostini was the basil pesto with the house made ricotta coming in a close second.
after we lingered over our appetizers (with no pressure to place a dinner order, another thing i loved) we opted for a few small plates to share and one big, impressive, deep fried rabbit. the short ribs and broccoli rabe papardelle were really nice but the rabbit, whew, it was light, juicy, crispy goodness. i hesitated over my first bite but quickly got over my inhibitions. trust me, you will too!
definitely make your way over to betto. it’s relaxed, the service is excellent and the food is perfect whether you’re looking for a light snack or you want to bite into a whole animal. the communal table’s great for those looking for a little socialization as well. two thumbs up~