La Frasca Cibi and Vini
Owner Maurizio Bertossi draws inspiration from his native Friuli, in northeast Italy, a region bordered by Austria, Slovenia and the Adriatic Sea where rice and seafood are staples. Risotto con aragosta marries carnaroli rice, buttery Nova Scotia lobster, tomato, flavor-packed broth, Prosecco, parmigiano and lime zest. Seafood lovers will be smitten with the tuna tagliata: seared rare tuna crusted with sesame seed in a balsamic reduction accompanied by saffron risotto and grilled asparagus. Wood floors and wood-topped tables add a relaxed vibe to one of the best Italian restaurants in Halifax.