The now trendy "ingredient-driven" mind-set of restaurant owners and chefs has been a cornerstone of Italian cuisine for centuries. At Sotto Sotto, the simplest dishes, such as the Tagliatelle ai Funghi, are frequently the most astonishing. In this dish, ribbons of yielding tagliatelle entwined with a blend of earthy Hen of the Woods, baby portobello, and meaty cremini mushrooms are bathed in delicate cream. In fact, it's almost imperceptible until the long, milky finish that follows each bite. Whether you order a half portion as an appetizer or a full portion for your meal, this pasta embodies authentic Italian simplicity. $17.