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Last night was our 4th anniversary.  We ran away from our kids and had a wonderful dinner at Tattoria il Centro and browsed around downtown at the Arts Festival.  The weather cooperated and we had a great time.

I fell in love with this restaurant.


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It wasn’t what you would call a quiet romantic place.  When we walked in we were greeted by the sounds of a little italian man playin one of these.

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Does anyone know what this is? I don’t think it’s a typical accordian.

Our waiter served us hot focaccia bread out of a basket he carried around. Instead of butter or olive oil, it came with this delicious cannelloni roasted red pepper spread.

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For starters, we ordered this.  Portabello frittes (fries).

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Oh mercy, this was fabulous.  I could order a double of these as my main course.  Panko crusted Portobello strips with garlic aioli and white truffle oil. Mmmmmm.

This is what I ordered.

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Gnocchi with braised artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, pancetta in this amazing sauce.  On top was a dollop of marscapone cheese whipped with black garlic.  I didn’t think anyone in Oklahoma knew what black garlic was.

This is Mr. Wonderful torn over what to get off the rather complicated menu.

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This is what Mr. Wonderful ordered.  He’s such a man….

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Okay I’ll grant him this…at least it’s margherita pizza!  It looked pretty good too.

We had a wonderful time together later walking and browsing through our downtown local Arts Festival.

We’re looking forward to many more years of celebrations!
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