Stecchino is one of those restaurants that has something for the whole family. Restaurants like this are good when you are dining with people who have different tastes. Some people like steak; some people like pasta; some people like seafood. Stecchino is an Italian and American bistro, and there’s a dish here for everyone. If you’re in Hell’s Kitchen and with a divergent group, this is a safe bet. (A cool thing you should check out while you’re here is a 3D scene in a box in the floor.)
For an appetizer, we got eggplant fries with porcini mayo dip. I’m not a fan of eggplant parmigiana, but I used to love to eat the fried eggplant that my mom set out on paper towels. Eggplant fries are a cool variation of fries.
What would an Italian restaurant be without clams?
Chopped salad is popular these. My friend got one.
My friend got a pasta dish.
Another friend of mine got penne with vodka sauce.
I got shrimp scampi with linguine. I thought they did skimp on the shrimp, and the pasta was almost sauceless.
Dessert tortufo was good.
I got a dessert sampler with bomboloni, Bailey’s Irish cream cheesecake and salted caramel ice cream. This was the highlight of the meal, the bomboloni and ice cream being my favorite.