With pastas, you essentially pick a sauce and pick a pasta shape. The waitress told us that the "Andrea" and the "Fedora" were among the most popular sauces, so we ordered the Andrea with linguini and the Fedora with their house-made spinach gnocchi.
The "Andrea" was good. The proscuitto gave the dish good umami flavor while the cream sauce provided balance. The mushroom were tasty, although, sadly, I could not really taste the truffle oil very much. Nevertheless, the dish had good flavor, and the portion size was quite reasonable.
"Andrea" pasta with linguini (Prosciutto, Sweet Peas, Mushrooms, Cream & Truffle Oil)
The Fedora sauce (Tomatoes, Red Peppers, Garlic, Rosemary & Cream) is also good. The waitress mistakenly brought us the normal gnocci when we had ordered the house made spinach gnocchi. I snapped a picture, but we did not actually try this dish.
Over all impression? I would definitely come here again if I'm spending the day in Back Bay. Bottega Fiorentina serves up solid pasta dishes, nice reasonable portion sizes, GREAT prices, and - on a nice day - an unbeatable location on the sidewalk of Newbury Street.
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