We have no idea how Montana Avenue became home to so many mediocre Italian restaurants, but Osteria Bigoli is not one of them. There won’t be anything on the menu you won’t have seen before (probably at a much lower price), but dishes like the handkerchief pasta with pesto, seafood risotto, and veal scallopine are better than most. It’s the sort of spot that is consistently packed with locals who’ve made friends with the staff. While it’s not worth driving across town for, Bigoli is an ideal spot for a low-key, authentic Italian meal - even if it is at Montana prices.
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