Hours: Dinner: seven days
Home-style Italian, with authentic offerings from antipasti to veal meatballs and whole grilled fish.
Owner Marty Fosse ran the front of the house at Spiaggia at one time, and while Anteprima is a far cry from that rarefied temple of la cucina Italiana, his neighborhood place has many virtues. A dozen or so antipasti lead the menu, which changes frequently, a few of them very inexpensive and a few rather special, including soft veal meatballs in a sweet saffron-tomato sauce. My table's orders of orecchiette with lamb sausage and dandelion greens arrived merely warm and a little gummy, but an order of spaghetti with fava beans was damn near perfect. Main dishes include a brick-grilled baby chicken, New York strip, and wood-grilled whole fish specials. There's a long, all-Italian wine list with plenty of quartino options and a decent selection of grappa and other digestives.
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