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Posted by Anonymous on 12/01/2007
i' ve been going to da andrea for years. hands down, it's the most delicious, consistently reliable italian restaurant in the west village. prices are reasonable, portions are good, and the food is always fresh and homemade--no boxed pasta here. the specials are always great. even take-out orders are handled with extra care. the only problem is it gets busy so you almost always have to wait for a table, but it's very well worth the wait.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/26/2007
What a pleasant surprise....everything was great. The atmosphere is nice, service was friendly and helpful and food amazing and a bargain. I had the zuppe di pesci...it was excellent...and a large portion. My friend had a pasta which he enjoyed as well. Even the house wine was great! I just wish I lived in the neighborhood...will definitely be back.
Posted by Italian in NYC on 10/01/2007
I am Italian so I tend to be a little picky about food, but this place, discovered by pure chance, it's just great. Even though some dishes has been "Americanized" by adding too much garlic (in Italy we don't use a lot of garlic, especially in Northern Italy) or with an overall flavor which is a bit "overdone", the overall result is pretty good. Try the "Tigelle with prosciutto crudo" as appetizer, and a nice pasta dish (the gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce are superb too), and you won't be able to try any main course. Acceptable wine list; the house wine (I 've tried the white only) offers a choice between Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay. At USD 10.50 for the half liter is a bargain. Again, as Italian I highly recommend this restaurant.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/17/2007
I have been here multiple times and the pasta is consistently great. In particular, the papardelle with sausage ragu and truffle oil is fantastic. The prices are great and the ambiance is nice as well. I would highly recomend!
Posted by Anonymous West Villager on 09/02/2007
I've eaten here a few times, both take-out and eating in, and the food has never been amazing. Their pasta is thick and gluey and the flavors are muddy and careless. You'll do better next door at no-frills Pepe Verde. Yes the ambience is nice and authentic and the focaccia is fresh but it's not enough.
Posted by pino on 08/16/2007
I go to this place every six months or so and the food is always good and consistent. Atmosphere always nice and prices unbelievably low for a Manhattan joint.
Posted by New Yorker on 08/03/2007
Four of us dined here a couple of nights ago and it was a perfect evening. We made reservations, and they held a table for us even though we were running behind schedule. Just call them, they're very understanding. The service was good, and the food was astounding and reasonably priced. The bread/focaccia they bring out is a treat.