Bottega Rittenhouse

Bottega Rittenhouse is a tiny Albanian-Italian cafe and prepared food shop from the owner of the adjacent Branzino Italian Ristorante. For now, you have to take your paninis, pastas, or gelato to go (they’re waiting on a license for sit-down service), but we enjoyed our deliciously salty speck sandwich (with artichoke crema, creamy fior di latte, tomato, and basil) and cacio e pepe with maccheroni alla chitarra in the square. Yes, pasta in the park is a thing. If it’s not, we’re making it one.