From Our Editors
As twilight burnishes the sky a romantic gold color and unleashes a plague of whiny emo-vampires, kick off a dinner at Portabella with an order of its namesake 'shroom served with grilled asparagus and drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette ($7.95), or cast it in slider form with fresh mozzarella and balsamic vinaigrette ($5.95). Portabella also offers salads ($6.95–$7.95), pizzas ($10.95 each), and pastas. The angel-hair pomodoro ($9.95) keeps it true and traditional with fresh tomatoes, garlic, basil, and parmagiano reggiano. Meat lovers, meanwhile, can pounce on the crispy chicken Milanese ($15.95) served with pasta and marinara, or the provimi veal liver ($17.95) sautéed with caramelized onions, pancetta, and balsamic vinegar. Seafarers can dive for sunken treasures in fresh sea fare such as the Missouri trout ($20.95), served with sautéed spinach and crab, fennel, and brightened with orange segments and a citrus vinaigrette; or with the crispy scallops ($17.95), enhanced with smoked bacon and coated in a port-wine reduction. Portabella's lunch offerings include selections from chopped salads to sandwiches and flat breads.