2453 Russell St
Detroit, MI 48207
La Rondinella offers all the bold flavors of Northern Italy, and is significantly more affordable than purchasing a plane ticket to the country itself. The bustling eatery is the second project from Dave Mancini, whose success at Supino Pizzeria led him to opening a slightly more high-end operation just next door in Eastern Market. Food offerings highlight the chef's modern interpretation of Italian cuisine, utilizing gluten-free crepes to make the delicious lasagne di crespelle; while vegans will swoon over the swiss chard bietola and braised bean fagioli, dishes like the stracotto di agnello -- wine-braised, grass-fed Michigan lamb shoulder over polenta -- are the clear standouts. The wine list is as accessible as it is robust, focused entirely on Italian wines; on the cocktail list, signature drinks highlight Italian spirits like amaro and cynar. Combined with the tastefully minimalist space, it's the perfect spot for a refined yet relaxed dinner.