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Posted by Anonymous on 02/05/2008
Where is this place going to ? Service it has been a while that has been almost nonexistent but now the quality of the food is bad too. If the kitchen or the stuff can not handle that many seats perhaps they should go back where it began.
Posted by UWS on 01/25/2008
Live in the neighboorhood and have to say that this is one of my favorite places for dinner. It feels very welcoming almost - like its home. The food is great and there are tons of offerings. Grilled calamari, fried calamari, cheese plates, Pizza, Chicken dishes, shrimp, ice cream all delicious! The atmosphere is cozy and inviting. The only thing that you have to deal with (or overlook as I do) is hte spotty service. It seems like the owner or Maitre D is always there but the servers are not very attentive or are just spacey, but its not too much of a problem as the food makes up for it!
Posted by Jake Traub on 01/23/2008
I frequently go to Arte Cafe. The menu is rich with different varieties of great homemade pizza, tasty pasta dishes and assortment of meats and fishes. Each room has its own theme and there is a gorgeous outside with a water fountain. The service is speedy and polite. I really love this restaurant and plan on going back for years to come. To top it all of i recommend the apple puff pastry ala mode and the tiramisu for dessert.
Posted by Matt on 12/29/2007
Was there yesterday with the family and my parents for dinner. We had a nice time and food is always consistent. My little girls love their pizzas and pastas. The only thing this place has always short is service. The server tried, but he thought I was being difficult when ordering for my girls. When I asked if he could suggest a bottle of wine for the table he had no idea what to suggest or how to match it with our food. I don’t expect to have a wine master as a server but he should have a general idea of his wine list and smile a little more, specially this time of the year. Arte café you will see me again been coming there for more than five years now. P.S What happened to the Maitre D’ you had?
Posted by elena1 on 11/26/2007
My boyfriend and I finally decided to give Arte a try. Sooo disappointing. Not only was there a huge flat screen TV above the bar that had a baseball game on....but the hostesses were running around like headless chickens giggling and doing everything but their jobs. The service is another story. The waiter was very prompt and polite, BUT when we ordered a bottle of champagne, we were given dirty glasses TWICE. I finally had to take my dinner napkin and wipe our glasses myself. Since we weren't really hungry we just ordered an anti pasta plate....not very impressive. And last but not least....our bread was hard, cold...and old. I do believe that an Italian joint should get the bread right....if nothing else. Please....stay away...unless ofcourse you're a middle aged man looking to watch a baseball game and enjoy a bowl of pasta (which I'm sure anyone could make just as well at home).
Posted by Anonymous on 11/25/2007
My wife and I ended up at Arte Cafe for thanksgiving dinner. We sat at the bar while ordering a couple glasses of wine while waiting for our table which was ready within 10 minutes. We had the pre fixe turkey dinner for $29 and it was great. The one dish that closest resembled Italian was the buttersquash ravioli. Bl looking at some of the other dishes being served, including their pizza's, we could tell this is a quality resteraunt. We will definately return before next thanksgiving. Or dinner including wine, dessert, and tip was $75.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/02/2007
This place took down our phone number and address wrong. Took nearly two hours before they finally got the order to us.