Fine Italian Food at Jina and Franco TrattoriaFriday, February 19, 2010
Sometimes I am selfish and I don't like to share where I find my good eats. This is a place that I discovered several weeks ago, but I didn't want to share with you, because...well...I like it too much. Chef Franco and his business partner Jina have made an excellent Italian Restaurant over by Seoul National University.
The keyword at this place is fresh. Everything is fresh. The bread that arrives at your table has the perfect foccaccia texture and it is topped with carmelized onions and herbs.
Here is the welcome pizza that Franco made for us. The crust is thin, the cheese is crusty with the good brown bits of baked cheese, the prosciutto is salt-porklicious, and the arugula added just the right accent of green. YUM.
Here is the minestrone soup. I LOVE minestrone soup and Franco's is divine. It is full of beans and vegetables in a soft chicken broth.
The lasagna is the best that I've had in the city. It was almost as big as the plate it came served on.
The tiramisu is awful! AWFUL I SAY! Ok. I'll come clean. I only say that because Franco only makes enough for the day and I don't want him to sell out before I can get mine.
The lady fingers sop up the espresso and form a delicate mousse. This is topped with marscapone cheese and then it is topped with chocolate shavings. So...good.
Jina and Franco Trattoria
Go out Seoul National University Exit No. 2 (Be sure not to confuse this stop with 교대: Seoul National University of EDUCATION)
206-7 Daewoo The-Osuperium 1Danji