On my first visit, I started with light, but flavorful salad of shaved fennel, olives, and oranges. I enjoyed this dish immensely and would like to see more green options on Orso's menu---an antipasto perhaps? For dinner I had the Pizza Orso. The eponymous pie came topped with ricotta, mozzarella, grana, fontina, pecorino, garlic, prosciutto. You had me at five cheeses. Add garlic and prosciutto and Pizza Orso has created an addictive pie. Sharing is difficult. Leftovers are unthinkable.
I washed it all down with a $5 glass of dry white wine (Grotta del Sole / Coda di Volpe 2009), a bargain by anyone's standards.
My dining companions, my husband Marcus and his brother Andre, enthusiastically reported that their calzones were among the best they've had in their LIFETIME. (Though they did note the minor flaw of doughy ends typical among even the best calzones).
No room for dessert, but I did spy a cannoli on the list, which means I'll have to set aside some space the next time I visit.