about 2 months ago
My husband and I attended the Sunday, October 21st "5280 Dines" event at Stanley Marketplace's "The Hangar" (sponsored by 5280 Magazine). Among the 20 food purveyors at that event, 16 of them were included in 5280 Magazine's "25 Best Restaurant" list of 2019. Our culinary expectations were quite high, however all of the offerings plummeted down to the very bottom of the taste bud totem pole once we sampled what Cattivella was cookin'. Unlike the majority of the other restaurants in attendance (so many of which jumped on the 'dining trend' bandwagon with their pinky-lifting nibbles that were ultimately wayyyyy over-seasoned...or just mehhh), Cattivella chose to offer a comparably far more humble yet soooo very sublime 100 layer lasagna. Classics are CLASSICS for a good reason. In Cattivella's case, they served up a melt-in-your-mouth meaty-cheesy morsel that instantly overshadowed all other savory nibbles offered at the 2019 "5280 Dines" event. Somehow, their pasta layers were so wafer-thin that we convinced ourselves that we weren't actually wrecking our Keto diets by gobbling their 100 layer lasagna with reckless abandon. Whatever black magic they summoned, we would both happily eat that decadent dish for breakfast, lunch and dinner...carbs be damned!!! Worth noting, they offered a pheNOMenal homemade Tartufo for dessert. Again, it was probably THE second best thing we hoovered up while attending "5280 Dines". We will ABSOLUTELY visit Cattivella for a "proper" full dinner spread and happily dump the contents of our wallet out on the table!! This place is TOTALLY worth it!!!!