Thursday, September 5, 2013
Bosko’s Trattoria 1364 Lincoln Ave., (707) 942-9088. L-D daily; $$. How can you go wrong ordering from a menu on which all the pastas, gnocchi, ravioli, and desserts are housemade? You can’t. Seated in a comfortable room with stone walls and some booths, we two decided to share everything. We began with a tasty, lemony baked artichoke and garlic bread. Then it was a spinach salad with toasted pine nuts and chopped egg, followed by a “Basilicata” fettuccine topped with fresh pesto cream sauce and more toasted pine nuts (can’t get too many of those). Wood-fired pizzas (gluten-free dough is available) and sandwiches are also options. Wine flights come in threes and are delivered dramatically perched in a wood holder. We became fans of an exceptional spicy 2010 Andretti Sangiovese. For dessert, it was a shared scoop of creamy spumoni--probably the best version I’ve ever had. I wish I’d had room for the braised Brussels sprouts with pancetta and pine nuts, and for their famous cheesecake. Next time.