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This venue is closed.
The focus is on family at this homey Italian eatery, where owner Vinnie Parrillo presents his mother’s favorite recipes, like veal saltimbocca and chicken Parmigiano, in a cozy, brick-walled space embellished with blue tablecloths, family heirlooms, and faded photographs. The tiny kitchen turns out well-executed specialties named for relatives’ signature dishes, like Grandma Philomena’s sumptuous Italian wedding soup, filled with mini meatballs and roasted chicken, and Angelina’s boneless stuffed pork chop, crammed with homemade garlic-parmesan bread stuffing, as well as diet-busting comfort foods like black truffle macaroni and cheese. Some nights the restaurant is disconcertingly slow, though the eatery’s two-for-one entrée specials and other promotions encourage patrons to indulge.More Than Meatballs
In sync with a neighborhood famously wired and with-it, Divertimento Bistro features free wireless access and live music, both soft (nightly, during dinner hours) and less so (bands on Thursday through Sunday, starting at 11 p.m.).Recommended Dishes
Minestra zuppa grandma Philomena's specialty, $8.95; boneless stuffed pork chop Angelina, $22.95
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