Hidden (almost) in small alley in Pagrati , Cucina Povera offers a slightly gourmet mix of Greek,French,Italian and Spanish cuisine.A small number of tables in a lightly dimmed space, and a clever glass construction with a/c working as an open space wine cellar, give a nice and cozy touch .The extensive wine list has many good wines, mainly from France and Italy plus some great bottles from small Greek wine producers.Unfortunately there is no sommelier for assistance (?) so prepare to experiment if you want to try a new bottle. The interesting menu is somewhat limited with occasional additions on daily basis.For starters the most impressive dish was definitely the eggplant milfeulle (which IMHO you cannot serve a single piece on 4 persons) ,tasty spinach-like pie and an interesting roasted mushroom based salad. We had great fresh ravioli ,tasty aromatic burgers,juicy mellow beef, and a decent (but slightly dry) chicken roll with smoked ham and cheese.All dishes were tasty with apparently fresh ingredients and good execution. The variety of desserts was typical but surprisingly good , with amazing lemon pie,great profiterole with dark chocolate and great poached pears in syrup with cream.Service was discreet and polite.And last but certainly not least the prices are down to earth. An honest and cozy mainstream gourmet restaurant with no posery attitude.Recommended .
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