One of the most reliably satisfying dining experiences downtown, Barbacco shirks classic Italian restaurant trappings for sleek, modern, casual urban-surroundings and a menu that’s simultaneously casual, affordable, and divine. Swedish chef Staffan Terje, who also oversees more formal and equally delicious neighboring Perbacco, is behind the robust menu featuring a slew of seafood, salumi, and vegetable antipasti; salads; pasta; bruschette; and a handful of entrees such as flat-iron steak or chicken under a brick. Like many restaurants in town, here the focus is in celebrating excellent ingredients, which means you’ll get wonderfully pure preparations that receive just the right amount of embellishment.