Chef Chris Gawronski's opening dinner menu is indicative of Lawless' desire for Acanto to be more relaxed and easier to navigate than its formal French forefather. It begins with a selection of 11 cheeses, priced between $5.50 and $7.50, and salumi ($10). Antipastis include crudo ($17), proscuitto and cantaloupe ($16), and an heirloom tomato salad ($13). Two pizzas, five pastas (including duck egg spaghetti, $17), and five protein-based entrees, topping out at a suckling pig three ways for $38, are among the larger plates.
The full wine and cocktail lists are unavailable at press time, GM/sommelier Jon McDaniel says that the menu features more than 300 wines, from "easy drinking amazing values" to a five-decade cellar list. Beer choices include Italian craft and domestic small-production on two taps and in eight bottles, while the cocktail list includes four low-alcohol mixes and five house cocktails—that don't use amaro as an ingredient.
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