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Posted by Anonymous on 02/06/2006
No sooner than we discovered Pearsons, it was gone. But without a long wait Antonucci's opened. From the moment we handed over our coats and wet umbrellas, the service was almost flawless. We started with the beet and gorgonzola salad along with a delicous caesar. The chef shines with braised meats and fish. We succombed to the star short rib with celariac puree and a special pork shoulder, FABULOUS! There were lots of specials, with good descriptions from the waiter. The wine list is quite good covering a wide aray of price points. The staff is very professional, including white jackets. This restaurant could become a favorite. I can't wait to take some foodie friends.
Posted by R. Joyce on 02/03/2006
I chose this place from menu pages and I was very pleased with the results. First off I made a reservation and had to change it because I was late and the staff was very friendly about it. When I finally got there I had a glass of wine at the bar and the atmosphere was friendly and fun. When I sat down for dinner I was very pleased with the specials and got a veal chop which was delicious. My date got the special fish of the night which was also very good. I will go back here again sometime.
Posted by MazeDancer on 01/28/2006
The food upgraded in 10 days. (I wrote the "Soho" review below) Now at Red Cat, 'Cesca level. Excellent, delicious. The cod with pureered spicy eggplant caponata: succulent, yummy. Suprisingly, almost all the staff had changed too. Male waiters with ties instead of the friendly mostly youngish female staff in denim skirts. They've added captains in odd cotton white coats. (Nice guys, ill chosen outfits, they look like barbers.) Same super attentive servers and bus boys. Still excellent service. BUT THE NOISE! Now it's a jammed, happening place, with rattling loud--New Yorks call it lively--din to match. It'll be famous soon. Bad news: Billy Goat Hill Shiraz off wine list. Ouststanding Cheese Plate still there. But they should put it on dessert menu where it belongs. Desserts are outstanding too.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/21/2006
High white tin ceilings. White painted brick walls. But not noisy at all. Very good food. Not incandescent. But good. Some of it excellent. Some a little boring, but well made. And some (the Bouillabaise) a snooze. The service is superb. Excellent wine list of interesting, well priced choices. Amazing, don't miss the cheese plate with gigantic slabs of 6 great cheeses. Thankfully, happily not noisy. Very welcome addition to the all Italian East Side.
Posted by Foodie on 01/02/2006
The food is very good and the atmosphere works for a nice neighborhood restaurant. The wait staff is especially attentative and works very hard to be there the moment you need them. While I will miss Pearson's BBQ, Antonucci is a nice addition to the nieghborhood and like Willys is a consistent nieghborhood restaurant with better food and wines.