This was my first panna cotta and I could not have had a more ideal first experience. Panna cotta always looked like flavorless white jello to me, but when J started talking it up and explained it was a kind of Italian custard, I grew interested. I’m glad J ordered this as our dessert – it was bursting with vanilla and the fact that it was fresh sliced strawberries rather than a nasty strawberry “sauce” immensely impressed and pleased us.
I also ordered a cocktail from the bar.
Celestino has ample indoor seating with private indoor and outdoor rooms for parties. A covered front outdoor dining area is where J and I sat the first time, warmed by ceiling-mounted heaters. I actually prefer this area to the main dining room. We’ve been there when it was packed and when it was quiet and both times we were received by friendly and attentive staff.
I look forward to further blogging of my affair with Celestino. If I can ever break away from ordering the pappardelle (not bloody likely).Celestino Ristorante & Bar
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