Friday, we went to Due Forni for dinner. It's a good thing restaurant week supports a good cause, because it was not worth $65. Not in the slightest.
We started with eggplant caprese: Roasted Eggplant, Bufala Mozzarella, Basil Pesto. It was very good. I want replicate this at home, but make it a sandwich.
Next, Frank had the Calzone: Turkey Meatballs, Mozzarella, Ricotta, San Marzano tomatoes. The dough was very doughy and bland. The meatballs were better than expected and I really enjoyed the freshness of the marinara sauce. I used it on my pizza.
I had Pizza Speck: Smoked Prosciutto, Bufala Mozzarella, Roasted Mushrooms, Fresh Parsley neopolitan style. Baked at 900 degrees for a chewy crust with crisp exterior. Only it wasn't at all crisp and bland as could be. The center was soggy and it tasted like it wasn't cooked thru. The prosciutto was tough to bite and it was a mess.
Dessert was more successful. Frank enjoyed his vanilla gelato and I liked the savoriness of the Sweet Bufala Ricotta, Toasted Pistachios, and just a hint of sweetness from the Artisanal Honey.
I've read review after review that sing the praises of Due Forni and I wanted to love it, but I didn't. We agreed that we'd only return for dessert on a hot summer night.