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Posted by mattsy on 10/20/2011
I'm scared to review this restaurant as I fear never getting in again but I can't not mention how wonderful everything about it always is. The food is spectacular - simple, elegant, thoughtful, and always always always delicious. The gorgonzola brulee will make you cry. The lamb pasta? I'm crying. And on and on. The ONLY thing I don't like is the duck fat edamame, but I'm alone - friends love it. I've never had a bad meal. In fact, I've often had such terrific meals that I've gone back the next night. The staff is absolutely wonderful. They are extremely warm, will happily let you try things (sake) first, and they will make every effort to accommodate (a vegan friend) every time. And the room is - well - the coziest spot in town. Tiny - three or four tables and a counter - immaculate, and quiet enough to talk comfortably, but vibrant enough to feel like you're somewhere special. And on top of everything, it's very reasonably priced. For once a restaurant understands that some of us are artists and social workers and can't plunk down $100 for dinner. The prices provide an opportunity for a really lovely meal, even if you're poor. I love Dieci. It's my favorite restaurant in the EV. Take that, David Chang! ;)
Posted by Marcella on 06/22/2010
I'm almost reluctant to comment on this restaurant because I don't want it to be discovered and exploited. This is the japanese/small plates restaurant I have been to in the past 6 months. The waitress was accommodating, suggested wonderful plates, and the extremely reasonable check at the end of the meal made everything that much better. This is the perfect place to go on a date or to dinner with a close friend. I would suggest every single thing on the menu, but you have to get the green tea creme brulee for dessert.
Posted by Andrea on 12/09/2009
I call this place my new mogador. This is my new favorite place to go. We just walked in on a Saturday evening with no reservations, they were totally accomodating for 4 people, even though the space was small. The food was amazing, I was so impressed with the quality compared to the price. It was sooo cheap! Our waitor was the most amazing waitor we ever had too!!!
Posted by cally armstrong on 12/31/2008
there was only 3 other couples in the restaurant but it took 20mins for the waiter to take our order. the starter took 25mins to arrive, the main course was disappointing and cold, the table was cleared in record speed and when we went to order coffees we were precented with the bill £73 for very poor service and over priced food.The wine was ok.
Posted by Max on 09/08/2008
I came here with a group of about 6 or 7 people, all who ended up arriving at different times. I called in advance for a fairly early dinner, and when I got there informed the staff that some of the group may be arriving a bit late. They were completely understanding and even though we ended up having an extra person (who arrived 40 mins late), they accommodated us well. The atmosphere is very cozy (although the stools are somewhat uncomfortable) and intimate, and the food is quite exotic (in a good way). Try the Squid w/it's ink and the Seafood Risotto. Definitely an interesting fusion. Not the cheapest, but I highly recommend it, especially for a group of 3 or more. I'll most certainly be returning.
Posted by elena on 01/18/2008
The restaurant is small so you should definitely call ahead to make a reservation. The interior is minimal but very tasteful - I liked the open kitchen layout! We enjoyed the food but found the limited entre section a little disappointing. There are a lot of choices for starters (including a separate cheese section) but with only 4 entrees (3 pastas and 1 risotto), the options were quite limited. Everything we ordered was great though - a 3-cheese platter, the duck salad, and orechiette pasta with mushrooms and pumpkin tasted fantastic! If you're considering Dieci, we highly recommend you try it.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/11/2007
The food here is sublime- the service is amazing. Definitely try the hanger steak, the risotto and the lobster bolognese. It is a well kept secret in the east village because it is SO cheap for the quality of the food.