||What? What's that? Sorry,
I can't hear you over the din; the sound waves flying out of everyone's
heads are bombarding my eardrums and inflaming my tinnitus. I wish
I could tell you what the specials were, but my lip-reading skills
are certainly lacking. I used the supplied megaphone to shout my order
to our waiter, and he came back with a tasty plate of the old stand-by,
spaghetti and meatballs. You wouldn't think restaurants could screw
this up too badly, but I've had some pretty awful stuff in the past.
I must say, Assaggio managed to surpass my expectations and delivered
a tasty plate of al dente pasta and meat, bread and spices in the
shape of a ball. This joint is really no more than a neighborhood
Italian place with decent, relatively inexpensive food, but it is
these kinds of gems that make The City and its basic cuisine so great.