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Posted by ac on 10/05/2007
I headed in with high expectations because I've heard great things about their food... We ordered a plate of calamari as our appetizer and were disappointed by the flavor of the sauce. The calamari was prepared well, nice and light, as was the sauce. It was "delicate" but didn't leave any significant impressions. As my main course, I ordered the Fettuccine Amatriciana. The flavor was very good but the pasta was cooked unevenly. I thought the pasta was handmade but could have heard the waiter incorrectly. It definitely did not have the texture of handmade pasta. My friend's pork was flavored very well as well. It's unfortunate that the service was poor and food...
Posted by Anonymous on 08/31/2007
This place has airs about itself. The staff has had the fortune to serve some notable clientele however this has made them short & arrogant with other customers. Food is food, money is money, customers are customers, and manners are manners.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/11/2007
Elio's is a great Italian restaurant on the upper east side. Busy, loud atmosphere in side --good service (not great) but the food is really delicious and worth the money. The chicken francecse is the best.
Posted by RT on 02/22/2007
My daughter and I had dinner here recently on a Tuesday night. Reservation for 7:30 - took about 20 minutes to get seated. The place was crowded and lively. The wait was hardly noticeable since it was fun to sit at the bar and survey the room. The food was excellent. My spaghetti puttanesca was perfectly seasoned, making a familiar item seem new. Her pasta special (penne with tomatoes and mozarella) was simple but delicious. Service was attentive but unobtrusive. The hostess/owner was welcoming and gracious. Could not have asked for more.
Posted by TDS on 02/16/2007
Had a great dinner there. The service was very accomidating, and the pastas we had were delicious.
Posted by upper east sider on 09/17/2006
great food, but you better go once a week for them to even acknowledge your existence....celeb sightings regularly, great chicken francese. They can make any pasta you want... Reservations a must. Overall, great for new yorkers.
Posted by James on 07/14/2006
As Frequent travelers to NYC, we usually try different restaurants, but always return to Elio's. This place has it all, atmosphere, service, and the food is incredible.