For entrees we covered the gamut. My husband had the Pan Roasted Striped Bass with asparagus, spinach, farro, pancetta and soffritto. It was a good size portion, so I managed to snag a bite of the flaky and tender fish. I think the pancetta added a balanced smoky addition to it, while the sofrito brought a subtle bite. My youngest son had the Rabbit Fried Leg and Grilled Loin with olives, green beans, grape tomatoes and rosemary. I had a small taste and it was well executed with a crispy crunch. My eldest son had the Saffron Ricotta Ravioli with braised and grilled leeks, tomato confit and pecorino romano. He enjoyed the dish very much and I found it to be subtle in its use of saffron, while the leeks and confit took center stage. The pasta itself was perfect. My entree was a special of Gnocchi with grilled peaches. While it may sound like an odd combination, it truly worked and I thought it was a clever and imaginative use of seasonal ingredients. As a side, or Contorni, we shared the Roasted and Marinated Carrots with mint and yogurt. It was served with pine nuts and a few greens and was an excellent compliment to the meal.
For dessert we couldn't decide between the Trio of Sorbetto and Gelato or the Milk Chocolate-Peanut Butter Semifreddo with vanilla coffee whip, peanut crema, chocolate biscotto and mint, so we got both. It was all great, but the hands down favorite was the semifreddo. So light and smooth, and those shadows of creamy chocolate were just right with the coffee and peanut butter. Though this all sounds like an enormous amount of food, the majority was shared (aside from the entrees), so it worked out perfectly with everyone being satisfied, but not stuffed. The environment is friendly with service that was helpful and thorough. We sat indoors in the main dining room overlooking the glass walled kitchen, but the outdoor patio is very pleasant on temperate nights, and the upstairs bar with its own patio is a fun place to while away the evening. Olive and June offers happy hour every night until 6:30 p.m. with half off Antipasti, all beer, liquor and specialty cocktails. In addition, they have Mezzo Monday which is half off Piccoli Piatti and wines by the glass all night on Mondays. Don't forget to check their wine list when you go, whether it is for the Sunday three-course prix fixe meal (children under 12 eat free), a family celebration or a fun happy hour. (Cathy)