Macchialina never fails to impress, unlike that story about surfing you tell at every birthday and on every date. It’s a great spot to eat good pasta and split a nice bottle of wine, but it still feels more like an upscale pub than somewhere you’d have to Youtube “how to tie a tie” for. You should make a reservation though, especially for Thursdays when all of their pastas are $10 all night. Bring a few people, or recruit a few strangers on the street, just so that you can justify ordering every pasta on the menu.
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