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Posted by Go only for drinks. on 02/28/2008
The lasagna was so thick and full of powerfully strong cheese I could only eat a couple of bites. I had to keep eating bread just to dilute the taste. My friend also ordered it and could not eat it. The only edible thing anyone ordered that night was the gnocchi.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/06/2008
great food and a nice ambiance. pasta with clams rocked. not too expensive either. i'll def be back!
Posted by anonymous on 12/20/2007
If you feel like being starved to death and being charged a premium for the pleasure, eat here. The first place I have eaten in years where they actually need to have more food on the plate. Servings are as skimpy as they are pricey. I thin slice of 3 meats and a few tiny wedges of cheese? 2 very small pieces of octopus on a mound of potato? Atmosphere is fantastic, moreso downstairs than upstairs and the staff couldn't be more accomodating. The kitchen needs to work on being a bit more generous. I was very disappointed. Thank goodness Chinatown is so close so you have something to eat when you are finished with dinner.
Posted by Septemous on 12/18/2007
The lasagna was SO heavy and full of bechamel sauce it was like eating a brick. The food came so slow that of course I actually ate it because I was so hungry. It consisted of about 7 slices of super thick pasta with a couple of lettuce leaves between some of them - all glued together with said mortar. Our friend ordered the Cod with Polenta - should be titled - Polenta with hint of Cod. I upset my wife by eating all the salad by accident - I had 4 bites!. So $100 for 3 people food & 1 drink each -- I don't think so. The place is the epitome of downtown cool. Go for drinks - stay away from the food.
Posted by Herkermer Homolka on 12/09/2007
Tried this place late on a Sunday night. Music was way too loud for that time of night and considering there weren't many people still there, but that was one one of the only annoyances. The atmosphere is reminiscent of Venice or Florence; subterranean, with communal tables, candlelight and a lot of exposed brick. Very pleasant wait staff and tasty food. Recommended: meat/cheese plate, the lasagna and the clams and spaghetti. 80 dollars for three items and two glasses of wine was a bit steep, and they are obviously imitating the superior Inoteca a few blocks up Ludlow. But this place is a welcome addition to the neighborhood and we'd expect it to only improve with time.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/18/2007
Great little place at the botom of Orchard St. It is out of the way enough to not have the trashy above Delancey crowd ruin it for locals. Great food and not too expensive and the entire staff is nice except the hostess. She was rude and pushy which was odd since the rest of the waiters were nice and friendly. She kept moving us from table to table and made other people leave their table so we could sit there. She was rude to all the other people as well and some people even left because of it. I will return to eat some great food and wine but only on nights she is not working!