Be thankful that Enzo Fargione mixed up that old adage and went out with the new and in with the old, because his Osteria has taken over the Elisir space with rustic Italian comfort food and a country interior to match: wine barrels & lanterns, hanging bird cages, and more farming tools than a fan appreciation convention for Larry the Cable Guy
The whole front page of the menu's all about sharing and is heavy on meat & cheese plates, as well as dipping sauces for bread baskets w/ Sicilian caponata (eggplant stew w/ olives), seen here surrounding mixed pickled vegetables
Their 10+ pastas include this spinach tagliatelle w/ duck ragu. A fun game is to try and think up what states your Grana chunks look like. Scratch that, sorry: the funnest game
The porchetta is slow-roasted w/ fennel seeds and hides the broccolini & potatoes underneath. It's something of a camera hog
And then there are eight handsome cocktails, like The Capital (w/ Chivas Regal/ Cointreau/ Barolo Rocche), all of which you can enjoy at your table or bar-side, staring at a pitchfork, aka where you can find a bunch of tools arguing over which new Kanye remix of an old Kanye remix is best.