Columbus has finally gotten an ambitious Italian restaurant on his namesake street. Calle Colon serves as a walkway of several fine restaurants, but none Italian. Tremezzo has attempted to fill that gap.
This is Italian with many digressions from the ordinary “classic lasagna” Italian, with both al fresco and indoor seating. The only thing missing is the grand image of God tapping Adam to life with his finger (or more aptly “clicking” him to life).
The venue is an interesting mix of diverse pleasures. Cozy as a family trattoria. Accessible, and not far from Ajijic Plaza. A distinct yet brief Italian menu, featuring distinct pizza varieties such as one with salmon and goat cheese, another with prosciutto and a four-cheese pizza. All the pastas are homemade and each dish is prepared to order. Even the hamburger has an Italian touch: a mix of beef and pork, as authentic Italian meatballs might be made. Pleasure-to-be-of-use service. A nimble staff seems to flutter about ever-ready to answer any call. And there’s a smorgasbord of musical styles and dancing on Wednesdays and Fridays.
The limited menu has some interesting gifts, and Jorge, an ingratiating manager, has explained that he plans to expand it to include more Italian classics such as ravioli and gnocchi. He may even ask you, the customer, for suggestions. Mine: Italiano al suo meglio. Sides accompanying the main courses are standard fare and more Italian creations would fit the venue’s character and ambition.