First, tell you driver circa de Iglesias San Antonio. The restaurant is on the second floor of a building next to the plaza and church. Once there we found ourselves in a stark white entryway with a small (two person) elevator. Half of our party ascended while we waited for the elevator to return for us. When we disembarked, the owner ( coincidentally named Antonio) awaited our arrival. The restaurant was the complete opposite of the downstairs entrance; warmly lit with pictures of sites in Italy. There was terrace seating with an up close view of the second most important church in SMA, as well as tables inside...maybe twelve to fifteen in all. The kitchen, while not open was partially visible. We were seated by Antonio who continued to engage us periodically during the meal. They served an abbreviated choice of wines. Three whites, Pino Grigio, Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc and four reds, two of which were Mexican, one Italian and one Argentinian Malbec. The Italian was their house red. And it seemed they served all the whites by the glass.
We were given hot, tender bread and small plates with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Antonio described three pasta specials as well as going over the menu to let us know if anything was not available. We all had different starters, all very good. For the entrees, we chose specials, and they were wonderful. I chose a pumpkin ravioli with sage butter and pecans. It came to me on a hot place with a wonderful aroma preceding my first taste. The flavors were nicely balanced and the ravioli was slightly browned which gave it a crispness I loved. My husband and I traded ravioli to taste each other's. He had ordered another special ravioli, braised short rib. It took me down a whole different road of flavor, so rich with a wonderful sauce as well.
Our friends have been to Italy, so they had a nice conversation with Antonio about how he came to open his restaurant and his respect for the simplicity of the food.
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