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Posted by Eric on 01/15/2010
We were really looking forward to going which made this experience even worse. All I can say is if you want to pay $18 (yes, $18!) each for a burnt, personal (ie, small) pizza with relatively little taste, then head in. Otherwise, stick with your local pizza place. (We were going to ask for other pizzas but noticed all the ones around us had burnt edges too so I guess burnt, expensive pizza is their gimmick.) Very overhyped. I would strongly say one of the worst (and definitely worst-value) pizzas I've had. Very, very disappointing. Save your time, taste buds and money.
Posted by Pizzaluvr on 12/29/2009
I cannot believe a place that serves burnt pieces of bread (literally the size of a large bagel) with barely a drop of cheese for $20 is so busy. The pizza is as one reviewer below noted "bread with toppings". The descriptions on the menu sound fancy and delicious but the finished product is a$20 piece of BURNT foccacia. The salads were decent but were served on a saucer sized place for $10.
Posted by Bettina on 12/19/2009
Glad I didn't read reviews before going. Two of us went Saturday afternoon. It was fairly crowded, but even so the service was very good. I arrived early and was offered a seat (unlike many busy places that have singles wait at the bar). Waitress was pleasant and efficient. We shared the amazing Ribollita soup (who knows what's in it, but it sure is perfect on a cold day), a white pizza and then a meatball pizza. Everything was perfect. As for the noise level, it would be nice if fellow diners wouldn't SCREAM, but apart from the two loud rude women next to us, the noise level was tolerable.
Posted by Brad on 12/04/2009
Since its only 1/2 full, the best time to go is during the week at lunch. That way you can avoid sitting with people you don't know at communal tables. Pizza was outsanding but pricey and small. Only 4 slices. Service was great.
Posted by SR on 09/05/2009
We walked in off the street around 8 on a Friday night and were seated right away. Service was great, cordial and helpful. The noise level was a bit insane -- could barely hear my wife across the table. Started with a poached artichoke salad that was a great starter, followed by two pies: The Popeye, which came covered with spinach leaves and a wonderfully salty cheese underneath, and the Stracciatella, which blended crushed tomatoes with several kinds of cheese and fresh Arugula on top. We liked the former a bit more than the latter, but the crust on both was chewy, airy and crisp in all the right ways. True, this can't replace Una Pizza Napoletana (Anthony M., please come back!), but for now it's a not unwelcome stand-in. Don't believe the nay-sayers, check it out.
Posted by narikin on 07/30/2009
yes I know its New York, yes I know they need to shift covers fast to make money - I live here and eat out all the time, 7 days a wee -, BUT this tipped me over the edge. if there's two of you refuse point blank to sit at the cramped ''family' table, they've jammed too many seats in here and you'll be rammed between other people trying to make themselves heard over the dreadful acoustics. everyone shouts, so you have to. food pretty good, staff were efficient when we were there last, pricing ok, but damn we both left in a bad mood with headaches after being unable to hear each other for an hour, and being asked to move seats in the middle of our meal to accommodate a loud party of excitable students seated about an inch from us. in future we're off to try other places in the Pizza revolution in nyc. Co. wont miss us, its successful, but really ought to back it down a notch on the overcrowded seating, and work on the noise level. We wont be back here again - gonna find somewhere we can talk a bit, and enjoy our food without earplugs and shouting.
Posted by NYer on 06/26/2009
The pizza here is definitely good, but no better than Lombardi's or Johns. Maybe slightly better than Patsy's. The crust was the star. Soup an excellent surprise! Seating is cramped and noisy. Wait staff was a little apathetic. If you can go at a less crowded time, it's worth it, otherwise maybe not...