Portobello Vegan Trattoria

Editor’s Pick

$$ vegan, Italian

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Tony Soprano might fidget here, but chef Aaron Adams handcrafts grandmother-worthy Italian dishes, substituting the likes of homemade cashew cream cheese for Jersey-style ricotta. Come with friends, plunk down $23 a head, and let Adams send out the best vegan deal in town—a seasonally tweaked, family-style feast of fresh antipasti, gnocchi, and ravioli paired with outstanding wood-fired pizza and, to finish, homemade coconut ice cream with house toppings, from the kitchen’s “Oreo” cookie crumbles to nut brittle. Forget the wine and grab some bottles next door at the Beer Mongers, a bottle shop with hard-to-find microbrews—the perfect place to wait out Portobello’s inevitable crowds. 

Last updated: 10/22/2012