Monday, September 3, 2018

Mistralino Earns TheYearRounder's 'Best Bite' Award for Food, Service, Ambiance

Mistralino's Cioppino, topped with striped bass, was simply superb!

With new owners and chefs this year, Mistralino ups the ante on fine Italian dining in PTown, while still maintaining the charm of its relaxed, welcoming atmosphere.
The walls of the main dining room are each decorated with plates of all different sizes and descriptions, like so many sets of mismatched china, each piece inscribed with the compliments and well-wishes of diners expressing thanks for a memorable meal.
My own accolades joined the others on these walls following the remarkable dinner I had there a couple of weeks ago. The Grilled Octopus appetizer, followed by the Striped Bass Cioppino, both nightly specials, earned Mistralino TheYearRounder’s famed Best Bite award, as the best meal I’d had in Provincetown that week. 

The octopus appetizer was full of flavor from the grill, and perfectly cooked.
 My dinner began with a couple of large octopus tentacles charred on the grill, perfectly tender and very flavorful. These were served over broccolini, with sweet red peppers which were echoed in the vibrant sauce that ringed the plate.
My main course was a lovely Striped Bass Cioppino. Local mussels and clams in this seafood stew added their subtle flavors to a splendid broth that let the grilled bass fillet on top be the star of the bowl. It was capped with a little arugula dressed in a light vinaigrette with just a bit of sweetness to it, adding another dimension of flavor atop this wonderful dish, while complimenting the splash of Pernod that had finished this delectable stew.

This wonderful Almond Torte is not too sweet, despite the way it looks.
My dessert was a slice of moist, dense Almond Torte, with a simple drizzle of light caramel sauce, all nestled in a dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream.
This was the perfect treat to finish off this very fine meal. Even the cappuccino was memorable.

Reserve a Table Online, or take a chance and drop in. Dinner starts at 5 PM. Call 774•593•5945 for parties larger than 12. They’ll be closed Wednesday, September 5th and Tuesday, September 11th, but will otherwise be open nightly. 

 No fooling, this was the best cappuccino I;ve ever had.
Mistralino has been reborn this year. The ambiance invites you to relax and linger over a delightful meal with friends and family, or celebrate that special occasion with a romantic table for two.
Atmosphere, service and food are all top notch, with gracious hosts who could not be more welcoming. In fact, it seems like the entire staff is doing everything right. And they seem a cinch for another Best Bite recognition or two, as I attempt to taste my way around their menu. Try Mistralino soon!

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