Where to go: Nesso Italian Kitchen
Address: 339 S. Delaware St., Indianapolis
What to get: Linguini Nero
Anna’s take: Nesso Italian Kitchen recently reopened in downtown Indianapolis, and it’s definitely worth trying. Soft lighting and shadows set the mood for luxurious Italian dining. The food is top notch. I started with the burrata ($13), a mix of cherry tomatoes, candied onions, salsa verde and levain bread with a large ball of cheese in the middle. My main course was Linguini Nero, which is made with squid-ink pasta, which turns the noodles black. It tastes similar to regular pasta, but the color adds a uniqueness to the dish, which also has shrimp, scallops, octopus, oil-cured tomato, garlic, pepper flakes and herbs. I finished the meal with a delectable budino ($10), which is similar to crème brulee. It has a caramelized brown sugar custard, pistachios and citrus notes. All the items paired amazingly with a dry red wine.