Perfect For: First/Early in the Game Dates

Gesso is a new industrial-looking Italian restaurant along Fairfax by the Pitfire Pizza people and yet another casual pizza and pasta joint in a neighborhood that probably doesn’t need one. Is it an upgrade from Pitfire? Absolutely. But outside of the arancini, which are a must order, we aren’t running to go back and try anything else here. That said, the space is nice and the cocktails are good, so if you’re looking for a quick first date spot, this is a decent option.

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