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Posted by sethbar on 08/14/2007
simply put, this restaurant is average. We were a party of 4 w/ an 8:30 res on this past saturday night. sat around 9. no room at the small bar to have a drink while we waited for a table in the garden, which was nothing special.tasting menu is for the whole table only,and must be the same for everyone, no mixing and matching,menu is missing items that they list in the online menu. calamari app was deeelicious, artivhoke,asparagus and watermelon were not good, not horrible but not good. entrees were the chestnut ravioli which was good, the black pepper pappardelle with short ribs which was gfood, but the pasta did not taste homemade and the chicken liver ravioli, which were a brunch item that the waiter said he could make for us at dinner. the ravioli were swimming in a lake of balsamic vinegar and wer not good at all...tough dish, buit if its on the menu, you would thinkit was good. restaurant has no specials, and we were not offered dessert. wine was great $30 montepulciano, Rossi. drank 2 bottles.overall, we will not be back, service was invisible, food average and atmosphere...um what atmosphere...don't know what these other posts are talking about. 4 people $200 with 20% tip even with lousy service...imagine that. so there is a value, but there are a million better italians in the city. miss this one and pick something else....
Posted by Ach on 07/25/2007
the chestnut ravioli is so delicious you don't want it to end... and who knew wild fennel pollen even existed. the baby artichokes are incredible. Unbelievable food and did i mention the almond espresso semifredo? And i always thought i didn't have a sweet tooth.
Posted by Andrew on 07/02/2007
I went there a while ago with an Italian friend and we were both extremely impressed. I tried the pasta sampler, where you get 5 different types, and one of them was the best pasta of my life. If you see the chestnut ravioli on the menu, you have to try it. We also had this Moscato I have never heard of before with dessert and it was phenomenal (although $10 a glass). I highly recommend it, despite its fairly high prices.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/04/2007
I live in the East Village and have been to this place at least 5 times. I typicaly don't like to repeat restaurants because there is so much to try in this city. The food is wonderful, the owner/manager is so nice and helpful, the service is good, and they have a nice garden for good weather. The asparagus fries are to die for, the pappardelle is also delicious. Will definitely be returning again and again.
Posted by David on 01/10/2007
This restaurant is far and away one of the best in the east village. this place is a best kept secret and i hope that it is not secret for long. all the food is prepared with care, the sauces are delicious, the wine selection is impressive and thoughtful, the management is kind, the service is professional and attentive....but the food....delightful and surprising every time. perfect for business, family, romantic evenings....truly outstanding.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/13/2006
I really liked this place. Cozy surrounds, interesting wines, relaxed vibe. We had the asparagus fries...piping hot and seasoned well. However, the sauce tasted watered down. Next we shared the braised short rib pasta then I had the lamb and my friend the scallops special. These were all under seasoned, but otherwise good to very good. I do plan on returning to see if it was a fluke, because this place has real potential.
Posted by William on 11/18/2006
Having eaten out in New york so lidly for 3 weeks this was easily the best place we went to. Absolutely delicious food. Best things = asparagus fries, gnocchi, all the pastas in fact and the best cheesecake we've ever had. Go now. Before it gets too popular