At the Table with Anna

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Where to go: Nesso Italian Kitchen

Address: 339 S. Delaware St., Indianapolis

Linguini Nero is made with squid-ink pasta, which is black. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

What to get: Linguini Nero

Price: $22

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.


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