From Sicily to Tuscany. Talented chef Accursio Lota, who has revolutionized Solare in 6 years, has left the restaurant last December. But we’re still confident about this refined cucina owned by Randy Smerik. Located in an out of the way residential zone far from downtown, Solare is famous for its care for ingredients and the focus on regional dishes. New chef Fillippo Piccini has brought a strong Tuscan influence on the menu. Among the house-made pastas, we suggest the Pici co’ Brici (tomato sauce, parsley purée, and herb crumbs) or the pappardelle al cinghiale. In our last visit we also had some lamb chops and a proper tuna among the catch of the day. Solare’s wine cellar is also excellent with over 2000 bottles and a wide selction of Italian vignerons. The choices curated by sommelier Petra assure a broad and up-to-date selection.