Italian spot Ada's brings new energy to Tivoli Village

Jun 26, 2019 344

Tivoli Village got a needed jolt when Ada’s, a bustling Italian eatery, recently opened there. Created by James Trees, the mind behind the stellar Esther’s Kitchen in Downtown’s Arts District, Ada’s (and its outdoor patio) has been brimming with bodies during lunch and dinner hours—and even in between.

Meals usually start with crusty, flavor-dense boules of bread ($4) with cultured butter, olive oil and sea salt on the side. Luscious burrata cheese ($5) and umami-forward anchovy butter ($3) are also available for slathering. In the antipasti category, mussels ($16) with spicy ’nduja sausage, lemon and parsley are a savory and fragrant collection of shellfish. Truffled arancini ($11) with summer corn purée and a hint of chili are crispy, yet ethereally light. The seasonal Market salad ($15) is bright with pickled peaches, hazelnuts and ricotta cheese, and the sautéed rapini ($11) delivers farmhouse goodness with pickled chilis, garlic, lemon and pecorino.

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