From Our Editors
Early in the morning, the chefs at Broccolini's Trattoria can be found bustling around the restaurant’s kitchen whipping up the day’s dishes. Dedicated to creating fresh, authentic Italian cuisine, culinary craftspeople keep fare ready-to-eat within the balmy confines of steam tables powered by furious teapots. From the moment the staffers fling the doors open at 8:30 a.m. to the sound of the closing bell at 2:30 p.m., the warm, toffee-hued walls of the dining room resound with the chatter of eaters and the garlic-laden aromas of homemade eats. Throughout the day, hungry patrons can sidle up to the bar to pick up pastas and paninis, surprising taste buds with a rotating lineup of lunch features. As baristas crown cappuccinos with foam, diners settle into leather chairs to start postprandial discussions or stare at the tiny sportsmen bounding between the corners of a flat-screen TV.