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Adesso is the brainchild of Jon Smulewitz, the chef/owner of the popular Dopo a few blocks down, but this sleek small-plates lounge has its own cult following. Half of Adesso’s food menu is devoted to the meats produced in-house at Dopo, including five pâtés and more than a dozen kinds of salumi. But just as fun for us was the streamlined antipasti small plates, featuring such gems as arancini (fried risotto balls) filled with pork ragu and mini farm egg en carozza sandwiches. The Adesso misti plate is a good way to sample the full range of this beautifully executed Italian menu, which recently added thin-crust pizzas to its arsenal. The bar mixes up inventive cocktails, and also offers a finely curated selection of Italian wines and craft beer. Dinner Mon.–Sat.
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