Well, this is definitely not a full review. Not having time to go down the hill and then up the hill to O’Bryonville for a full sit down meal, I ordered carryout pizza from Enoteca Emilia, the new restaurant when Laura O’Bryon’s and then Brickhouse (and I think a couple of other things) used to be. Just to test it out.
Reviews I had read on Urban Spoon and Yelp and Metromix had been mostly positive, but had mentioned price, size of portions, noise and the crowded doorway. So I figured picking up carryout was a good way to test.
This was a Tuesday night, so there was no hour and a half wait, and while several folk were outside waiting, the doorway was not crowded. It was noisy, but most places seem to prize that these days. And my pizzas were ready when I arrived in 20 minutes. For $12 and $14 pizzas, the size was small – and they were interestingly shaped – almost free form, definitely not round. The Margharita was standard marina and parmesan (spelled the Italian way, since this is a Northern Italian restaurant), tasting way better than the standard. The other was Bianco, three cheese and cauliflower, all white as its name says. Again, very tasty.
So I think this is definitely a place for you to check out. Definitely the young creative demographic, good wine list, an in place to be. And good food. What more do we need? : >