Robert Sietsema at Testaccio; Sarah DiGregorio at Olio Pizza e Più & Camp de' Fiori
Sam Sifton awards two stars to Il Matto: "Nothing about the restaurant is perfect. ... The cocktails ... are mostly silly. ... But the service is exceptional and the food beautifully executed."
Betsy Andrews files on Strong Place, which "seems cut from the Blue Ribbon mold: an ambitious but crowd-pleasing New American bistro with seafood as a draw. But, unlike its potential role model, Strong Place is easily affordable."
Have a restaurant tip or other food-related news? Send it to email@example.com.