The wine list here reads like a book—in a good way—packed with anecdotes, stories behind underdog grapes and even Disney characters. It exemplifies the restaurant’s personal yet professional service and is a fine complement to the traditional Italian cuisine.
From the Sommelier: “Wine tourism has grown significantly in our region, which drives curious consumers to us every day, and they’re generally far more adventurous than they once were. Selling wines from lesser-known appellations and varieties is no longer met with skepticism, but rather a sense of adventure. The sheer breadth and availability of wines being imported from everywhere means you have a great deal more to weed through, but so much more to choose from. There is more truly good wine at all price points.” —Amanda Danielson, Trattoria Stella
Dish We Loved: Culingionis: Braided Sardinian ravioli with potato and turmeric filling, with sweet peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, and olives