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Posted by Anonymous on 02/05/2007
I had brunch here yesterday and I have to say....not very good. The plate arrived, the presentation of the food bland and uninspired (an orange slice or a sprig of parsley wouldn't have been much to add!). The potatoes were undercooked and the side of sausage I ordered was cold. By the time our indifferent waiter brought the butter we requested for our toast, I was nearly done with the meal. Great coffee, I'll give them that, but I won't be returning anytime soon. Pity, great location, great atmosphere and decor, but without the food to back it up, what's the point?
Posted by broadwayjoe on 12/12/2006
Wow, best Italian for the price. Try the strozzapreti with wild boar, excellent. A bit too busy, but I guess that is a result of great value for the $. Will be back.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/29/2006
Arte cafe is so cozy you feel like your in your living room... I had goat cheese ravioli that was so amazing!!! i loved it and i will def come back again
Posted by palacio on 11/13/2006
I have eaten in Arte Cafe numerous times, each time tempted to eat what I ate the time before, but because the food is so good, I always try something new. Everything so far has been fantastic! Their pasta is the best. I recommend it to anyone that visiting the upper westside! A feeling of home!
Posted by lawgirl29 on 11/01/2006
My husband loves vokda sauce and has told me this for years, but I have never seen him say that a vodka sauce is actually really good at any restaurant I have been to...until we went to Arte Cafe. My only criticism is that the portions for the pasta were on the small side. I had a fish special that was excellent - very rustic and flavorful. We ate in the garden in the back during the summer and it was lovely. We will definitely go back.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/24/2006
I had brunch with a friend this past weekend - most disappointing. There used to be several entrees that were vegetarian-friendly - now there is a mediterranean salad and an omelet. I ordered a glass of pinot grigot (eschewing the $10 extra charge for the champagne/brunch drink - supposedly unlimited, but my friend practically had to trip the waiter to get a refill) and was told "we're out". I made the waiter check with the bartender. They did have it. For $9, I got a glass of barely tolerable white wine. The salad was small and boring - another $9, the coffee ($2.50) was completely tasteless. I don't know if the owners sold the restaurant or if there is a new chef , but I will not be returning.
Posted by anonymous on 10/23/2006
Hit or miss. I have been going to arte cafe for over 5 years. when my family and i first began eating here, it was always wonderful. then they renovated and enlarged their space. the place looks great and i love the brick oven, however this is when things started going downhill. the food is good, not great. out of the last dozen or so times i've been there, completely hit or miss. one time i'll have a delicious pizza, the next time i'll have an undercooked pizza with the wrong ingredients on it. next time, great brunch, the time after that horrible overcooked poached eggs with burned potatoes.... there is one that is always consistent- the service is poor. don't bother asking for extras, like coffee or ketchup. so, why do i still go there? i used to love this place, and being an optimist, i keep hoping that just maybe i'll have a meal like the old days. that and i live down the street.