Mozzarella was yummy. It had just enough saltiness to it. Dishes like this with peppers or tomatoes or prosciutto (or all three) are really one of my favorite things in the world.
Entree was a lamb shank with risotto. The lamb was tasty, but not extraordinary. I liked it, but it wasn't any better than similar dishes I've had at other restaurants. This isn't a bad thing. I'm just saying it wasn't exceptional, just very good.
The ristotto wasn't terribly risotto-y. The liquid, as you can probably see here, is rather watery, rather than creamy. This seemed to be prepared by a lazy chef. Rice was just this side of too al dente. However, it was wonderfully flavored. I feared it might be salty, but it was perfect and there was a flavor of beef and mushrooms that really complemented the lamb. I'd say 9 points for taste and 6 for consistency.
My panna cotta dessert was divine. It was nice and firm (I wish I could get my own panna cotta to firm up this nicely), wonderfully rich, and didn't have any tartness to it. (I am so not into tart, creamy desserts. Creamy desserts should be sweet and only sweet in my book.)
I wish I had taken a photo of Kevin's tartufo. The tartufi at Lattanzi are not like those cheap chocolate balls you get at your neighborhood red sauce place. They are HUGE and covered in a thick layer of chocolate and nuts with excellent ice cream inside.
Service was up to standard. They were very quick with everything as they always are with the pre-theater crowd. We had plenty of time to walk the eight blocks to the theater. Our waiter was pleasant, but a little absent-minded at times. He almost forgot to tell us the specials (which would have been sad considering my appetizer and entree were both specials). He also said that the special dessert of the evening was "canolis". I resisted the urge to pipe up and say, "The word 'canoli' is ALREADY PLURAL."
Lattanzi will definitely continue to be our favorite pre-theater restaurant.