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Posted by NYC diner on 10/28/2012
Poor service. I ordered a pizza extra crispy. It arrived under-done and gummy......a difficult feat, given its small-plate footprint. The waitress visited the table just once, long after our food had arrived, quickly asking me if our food were OK. Because my mouth was full and chewing, I could not answer, and she took that opportunity to scurry away fast. There was never any offer of grated cheese or fresh pepper on our dishes, or more ice water. When she literally slapped down the tab, I finally was able to say how the pizza was not cooked per request. Her response: "Sorry, too bad." She earned my entire modest tip, but not a penny more. Later, I called the manager to recount in a respectful manner the disappointing service. He rudely yelled at me and hung up the phone.
Posted by Fern Addington on 08/31/2012
Everything is wonderful here... the food, the service and the atmosphere. All of the appetizers are great and the rib eye steak and the skate fish are divine! This is one of the Best Restaurants in New York City. Trust me Foodies!!
Posted by R&C on 02/25/2012
Started with the Insalata Di Puplo and it was delicious, and so generous it was nearly a meal unto itself. Followed with the Ravioli Con Zucca. It was simply remarkable! All of the previous raves are spot on! Tried both the Gavi and the Barolo by-the-glass offerings. They were fine, though not memorable. But I saw some nice labels on the bottles in the cupboard, and will be looking there for the wine next time.
Posted by Jay M on 07/28/2011
The butternut squash ravioli is AWESOME and the head waiter is great. It's a bit expensive, but the food is so good it's almost worth it.
Posted by Tim on 04/29/2011
Their butternut squash raviloi is one of the best meals I've had in the city. The flatbread pizza appetizers are delicious.
Posted by CZguest on 02/05/2011
After hearing great things about Apizz I finally got the chance to try it. It lived up to all of the expectations. The restaurant is very nice, great atmosphere. There is plenty of room between tables so you're not right on top of your neighbors. The food was delicious. The polenta was the best that I've had outside of Rome. Everything else was great too. I only wish that the courses were spaced better to allow more time to enjoy everything. Other than that it was perfection!
Posted by Ani on 01/25/2011
The atmosphere was lovely even though we didn't get to sit in the main dinning room. We sat in the bar area which was nice ( very similar decor at the bar as the orchard, a restaurant by the same owners). After digesting the entire experience of dining there last night, here's what I'm left with. The most enjoyable part of the meal was the bread and ricotta they brought at the beginning. I the "crispy prosciutto with pears and nut" as an appetizer, recommended by our waitress. Here's the thing: prosciutto is already perfect, it doesn't need to be baked or whatever they did to make it crispy which in my opinion sucked out the flavor. And the combination with the pears and nuts, meh. Second, I'd read great reviews for the wild boar lasagna, and since I've been going through a lasagna phase this was my clear choice. It was a nice try on their part and in theory it would have made a great and different kind of lasagna than traditional lasagna mostly because the beef component (boar) is shredded beef as opposed to ground (after yesterday I conclude that I prefer ground). In any case this could have been a great lasagna but I wouldn't really know because any flavor this had was completely masked by the ridiculous amount of salt it had. It was sooo damn salty I probably had 3 glasses of water while I was eating and couldn't even finish it. I could tell there was potential, but honestly to over salt is a mistake that shouldn't be happening at a restaurant of this caliber. Not with all the amazing Italian restaurants in NY. I tried my sisters mushroom polenta appetizer and it was just good. My boyfriends gambero appetizer of shrimps and chorizo was good but I thought the amount of oil that they floated in was unnecessary, I didn't try his veal tagliatelle, or my sisters ravioli (she said they where ok, and has had better) or my brother in laws gnochi (he seemed to like them but there were no ohhhs and ahhs). I'd really like to give it another shot but I highly doubt it. There are many Italian places on the list to try and many that I already love, to go back to apizz and spend 20+ on a lasagna and a high price on food that for New York standard was just ok going on mediocre. Our server was just as meh as the food. Our bus boy who kept bringing bread rocked.