It's been three years since we first discovered the Tuscan treasure that is Osteria del Circo. We had several stellar meals there before we ever stepped foot in Tuscany and a few more since traveling to Italy. There is no doubt Circo is a real gem and our first choice when it comes to a celebratory dinner or a night out with our foodie friends. We often reserve a table after 7 o'clock so we can take in the stunning views of the Fountains of Bellagio where the water dances every fifteen minutes, but the real star is the well prepared food.
From the moment you dig into the bread basket filled with Olive bread, Crusty Italian and Rosemary Foccacia and dip into into the gently fruity extra-virgin olive oil you know you are in for something special.
The difficulty is narrowing down the wonderful options, with your choice of freshly made pastas, slow roasted meats and freshly caught seafood it is hard to choose. That's likely why we return again and again. Because they are all delicious.
The Colorado Rack of Lamb is superb; it is served perfectly tender and well crusted with pecorino cheese and thyme.
But if I could only choose one dish it would be Mama Egi's Ravioli. These are pillows filled with a blend of sheep’s milk ricotta cheese, spinach, swiss chard in a butter sage sauce.
As far as I am concerned there is only one choice for dessert, the Tiramisu. I love my husband dearly and I know he adores me, but this is one dessert we will never share.
The best part? You can sample a few of Circo's finest dishes as part of their Pre-Theatre Menu, only $49 and available daily until 6:00 p.m.