Last night Tim and I enjoyed a lovely dinner at G’Vanni’s Ristorante in the North End.  We bought a BuyWithMe deal back in the day and realized it was going to expire this week.  We didn’t want our $20 for $50 worth of food to go to waste!

The restaurant was really cute!  A little small, but I expect that from restaurants in the North End.  One thing I did not like about the restaurant was how close some of their tables were.  Our table for two was literally two inches away from the table for two next to us – it was kind of like sitting at a table for four!  The original couple sitting near us actually left because they didn’t like how close they were to us (we showered, I promise!) but the close table proximity was not enough to keep me from staying.  Once we got used to it, we barely noticed the people next to us.

Along the walls, the restaurant had bottles of wine, jars of tomato sauce, and other fun things.  I thought that was cool.

Last night I decided to actually go through with my “one out of three” advice and only order either bread, dessert, or alcohol, but not all three.  I decided on bread.

After the bread came out, we ordered stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer.  I was so excited to try them that I burned my tongue on the first bite.  They were delicious!

After a lot of back and forth on what to order, I decided to try something completely different than what I normally would get.  I went with pumpkin raviolis served in a burnt butter sage sauce.  They tasted so good (I love pumpkin flavored things!) and were perfect for a chilly fall night.  Even though they were tasty, I think the pumpkin flavor was a little TOO much by my last ravioli.  I actually think that this dish would make a better appetizer than a full entree.  But don’t worry, I did manage to eat them all!

Our Sunday night date at G’Vanni’s was the perfect end to the weekend.  I will be adding G’Vanni’s to my new “Bars & Restaurants” page – make sure to check it out!  Also, I did some playing around yesterday and am trying out a new layout for Fitness & Feta.  Did you notice it?  Click here and let me know what you think!  Feedback welcome.

Coming soon:  Post on Kerri & Matt’s wedding – what a fun time!

Question of the Day:  What is your favorite restaurant in the North End?  Please comment!

Have a good one, everyone!