I think Piccolo Sogno is one of the best Italian restaurants in the city. That made me really excited to try the follow up and appropriately named Piccolo Sogno Due. The problem is that the quality of the food is no where near as good as the first. I liked the space, not too large, clean design, nice tables and lighting. The menu is nice, with a solid selection of pizzas, salads, pastas, fish and a few meat options. The pricing is on the steep side, not exactly surprising but definitely positioning for high end Italian. One irony is that while we were there for dinner, we peaked at the lunch menu and thought it looked much better. So much so that we ordered one of the paninis to try.
In addition to the turkey panini (served with brocolini), we split a simple green salad and tried two pastas - a special linguini with shrimp and scallops, and ribbon pasta with lamb meatballs and mushrooms. Unfortunately everything tasted very bland to me. All around. The panini was ok with turkey and cheese and pesto aioli, but the turkey was dry and lacked flavor. The side of brocolini was probably fine but was in a lot of oil and needed salt. Finally, both pastas were the most disappointing because I'm sure they are made in house, but lacked any flavor whatsoever. The other contents of the dish were good, liked the sauces but even a lot of salt, olive oil or cheese probably couldn't change the taste of the noodles directly. Oh well.
With uninteresting food and high prices it's hard to see myself going back to telling others to go. The menu looks interesting and lunch more than dinner but interesting menus don't taste very good if the food is bland. I'm sticking with the original Piccolo Sogno.