Imagine that a Portuguese cook opened a restaurant called Modesto and only made recipes from Portuguese Traditional Cuisine. It's more or less what happens here. The menu is based on the recipe book Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well (1891), by Pellegrino Artusi, published in 1891. From this Italian bible there are numbered specialties - you can check the book - ranging from the cold hunting pot pie to the veal tonnato, passing through other dishes of a menu that varies frequently,
Perfect for: going back in time and getting to know Italian cuisine outside the norm.
Must try: the veal tongue with hot salsa.