A few years ago when I was a summer associate, I went to this fabulous restaurant several times. My coworkers probably thought I only liked to eat pasta and tiramisu because whenever it was up to me, Sosa Borella (their website is a little spotty so I linked to menupages) was the place to go. I decided to relive that experience today for my final lunch with the summer associates.
Luckily, the food was just as I remembered it. The bread was a little warm and served with a basil and olive oil sauce. Fantastic.
I ordered my favorite Fresh Fettucini with broccoli and shrimp in a spicy plum tomato sauce.
Simply divine. Unlike the pasta at so many other restaurants, Sosa Borella's is fresh. You can definitely taste the difference! The shrimp was rather large and the broccoli was cooked just right, a little crunchy just perfect.
I'm sad to report our service was not stellar. I think there was only one server covering the entire floor so I do feel for him, but they should know better and ask another person to assist. We ordered sweet potato fries to start, but he did not bring them until later.
While they didn't look great, they tasted terrific. If you're ever in midtown looking for some delicious fresh Italian food, GO TO SOSA BORELLA. They bill themselves as more than just Italian, but I stick to the same dish so I wouldn't know. We didn't get a chance to order dessert, but I do remember their Tiramisu was fabulous. I will likely go back sometime soon to try it out again and linger on the fond memories from the summer of 2006. I also noticed that their brunch menu looks pretty good.