Eclectic and diverse, it seems that Plaza Ñuñoa has finally matured along with its audience. It’s offerings have finally changed from a focus on nightlife to being tempered by restaurants of different stylings. Specifically Italian food.
As of now, the new neighbor has been added to the mix, giving a more diverse feel to this neighborhood. La Finestra has fresh Italian food worth knowing.
Seated in the same Location that the Café de la Isla held for years, this place has the privilege of a sunroom thats enjoyable during both winter and summer. There, at the table in the middle of the vines, we sat down to enjoy.
To start was the “Tabla Mista”. Tasty homemade antipasto with grilled vegetables and a good selection of cheeses and cold cuts. This proved to be quite an addictive dish that soon disappeared.
We continued with the “Salmon Marinade” in citrus peel and honey, a fresh and extremely tasty piece of fish with remarkable acidity. A very unique taste, far away enough from the standard to give more spring flavors.
We also shared a “Pizza Demon”, a mix of ricotta, prosciutto, ham, cherry tomatoes, goat cheese, basil and mozzarella. The dough was perfectly mixed and made with true Italian stone flour.
| The Pasta
Finally we come to the sensible point of this place. Although the offer of pasta dishes at La Finestra is plentiful, take care in ordering the right dish. In all, the freshness of ingredients are combined to make a delicious plate. With the “Spaghetti Carbonara” its an extremely simple dish, but why not keep it fresh and simple as intended?
Up next came a wonderful “Pasta al Dente” with a slight acidity that was perfect for this dish. probably one of the most expressive and contemporary in the establishment.
We continue with the notable “Pesto Gnocchi”, a creamy, firm dough and a rather elegant taste. The smooth pesto was powerful yet controlled. Rounding out the pastas was “Ravioli Marimare”, stuffed with meat ragú. A remarkable flavor that was presented by the smooth and defined sauce.
We enjoyed a sweet ending with a well finished “Tortino Chocolate” or chocolate lava cake. “Panna Cota” was also served, simple and fresh. The real highlight though was the “Tiramisu.” Here, the mandatory Italian dessert shines with a generous portion of sweet and creamy textures.
La Finestra is absolutely tasty. Not only does it have good dishes with the right flavors, it also has more than reasonable prices for Italian food. If we add to that the careful attention by the owners and a relaxing space, we have a true gastronomic contribution to a neighborhood thats historically known more for its nightlife.
* We were invited to this place by its owners.
Text: Darío Córdova Photos: Alejandro Mery Translation: Rami Hunter L.
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