First, welcome EATUSCANY, an authentic northern Italian deli, to the midtown neighborhood. Located at 1801 L Street between the Sushi Burrito and Yogurtagogo. I ordered the fusilli pasta daily special to take home. I plated it and added a slice of sourdough from New Roma Bakery and a glass of red wine. It was simple: pasta, tomato sauce, and pancetta. Yum!
They also offer an artisan gelato bar. My dog walker Chantay said if their lemon ice was a man “I’d have got naked for it.” That sounds beyond good. My son-in-law gave the cookies and cream flavor (with a fancy Italian named) gelato got two thumbs up.
They have lots of coffee drinks, but no decaf, so it limits my consumption to before noon. They are open Tuesday through Sunday opening at 11:00 a.m. and closing between 8:00 and 9:30 depending on the day.
Also new to the Midtown neighborhood is the second Broderick. Broderick is the only decent restaurant in West Sacramento and it has been a hit. The same owners had a success with Capital Dime. They are remodeling Capital Dime for a more upscale restaurant. Then they took over the space at the 18th and L lofts (where Wahoo Tacos opened and closed) to open a second Broderick. I look forward to their lamb burger.
Finally, Magpie is another favorite restaurant that moved from their R Street location to a new, larger restaurant at 16th and O Street. Mom and I went to lunch and we liked the ambiance. I loved my BLT sandwich. She was not terribly impressed with the lemon chicken salad. “It looks pretty,” is not really a compliment if you are into food.
Midtown Sacramento is just getting better and better.