Battle of the Dishes

Battle of the Bruschetta

For a starter that appears on practically every restaurant menu, from Olive Garden to Postino, bruschetta (broo-SKETTA) is a remarkably appealing -- and mispronounced -- dish. The concept is simple: toast a slice of crusty bread and top it with pretty much whatever sounds fresh or appealing. Yes, die-hard Italian style bruschetta fans, crostini does not have to be topped with tomatoes or tapenade to call it bruschetta.

We compared the bruschetta at two upscale casual Italian restaurants in hopes of finding one good enough to be a meal in itself. 

In One Corner: NoRTH
15024 N. Scottsdale Rd. in Scottsdale