This past weekend Hubby and I tried a new restaurant in Itaewon, Sortino's. I read about this restaurant on another blog somewhere - I just tried searching some of the blogs I read to find it, but no such luck. Anyway, this little restaurant is worth a visit.
From post, walk down Itaewon street on the right hand side, go through the big intersection, you know the one with California Rollin' & Cold Stone Creamery. Keep going pass the police station, cross over the next small intersection and a few (or 10) stores down you will see Sortino's on the right. This cute little place is a bit pricey, but the food was pretty good! We started off with this scrumptious salad...
Now, this picture does not do this salad justice. The meat all around the edge of the plate is proscuitto, and very good procuitto I might add. There were artichoke hearts, greek olives, roasted red peppers and underneath the greens there was some amazing blue cheese, I wish I knew which brand it was, buffalo mozzarella & fresh plump tomato slices. This salad was drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette it was my favorite part of the meal, although it came at a heafty price...38,000 won!
Next up, Hubby ordered Arrabbiata pasta. We both LOVE Arrabbiata, and hubby was not disappointed here. The waiter ask him how spicy he wanted it, he said very spicy. Hubby really enjoyed this, I loved the taste, but it was a bit too spicy for me, if I were to go back and order it I will ask for medium spice.
I ordered lasagna. This lasagna was nothing to write home about, but it was not bad either. I was happy with my meal and felt I got a nice Italian meal in the middle of Seoul, something I wasn't sure I would be able to do when we moved here 7 months ago.
If you live in Seoul, and you find yourself craving Italian food, go to Sortino's.
Oh, I almost forgot, I NEVER see anyone carrying around doggie bags, so I thought you must not take your leftovers with you here. (An unspoken rule? They never ask you if you want to take your food to go.) Anyway, I had so much lasagna left over, I did not feel like I could leave it, so, for the first time since I have lived here, I ask for my food to go. They didn't skip a beat, and were happy to bring my food to go, they just package it a little differently here. I looks like I went shopping. Isn't that a cute little "doggie" bag? Now I know, people ALWAYS take their food to go, I see these bags all the time - I just thought they had been shopping!