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Posted by Anonymous on 01/19/2013
Excellent food. Very good and reasonably priced wine. The attentiveness, professionalism and linguistic skills of our waiter could not be surpassed. The decor is most elegant and the place is quiet even with many guests. A true class act.
Posted by Brittany on 07/01/2012
We picked this restaurant because it was close by and it turned out to be one of the best Italian meals I've eve had... And I've lived in Italy! The owner comes put often himself to make sure everything is going well and loves giving free samples of some of his specialities! Definitely recommend this place!
Posted by LI foodie on 04/10/2011
We wanted something on the East Side to avoid the prix fixe theatre crowd even though we were theatre bound. Bar area very welcoming. Asked for a table in the main dining vs the more informal street side. It was lovely, the decor was understated good taste. The food was excellent with three of our entree choices, salads and crabmeat dishes were very good. Only the vongole pasta dish was a disappointment in comparasion to the others. The desserts were delicious and nicely presented. Perfect for sharing. The service and the friendliness of the staff all contributed to a very nice start to our evening. Definitely would return.
Posted by David on 02/20/2011
We just had a dinner for my mother's 80th birthday here. Since the main dining room is a bit dark & my father doesn't see well, they gave us one of the brightly-lit semi-private rooms at the front, which they had decorated for with flowers to match those painted on the walls. Our group of 8 ordered a wide variety of food, including a few special requests that the chef readily accommodated, and everyone agreed it was uniformly excellent. The service throughout was attentive & impeccable. (When I made the reservation I asked if they had guest menus which didn't show prices; they didn't, but they happily swapped into the menu folders a guest set I created myself which matched their regular page design. ) Topping off the meal was an unbelievable birthday cake; not only was it delicious, it was presented as a three-tier columned sculpture by the pastry chef (whom we insisted on including in one of the pictures we took of it with my mom). The live piano music wafting over from the main dining room provided a pleasant & unobtrusive background. All in all it was a truly delightful experience enjoyed by everyone. It was our first visit here, but it certainly won't be our last; we look forward to returning often.
Posted by Donna on 01/23/2011
love love love this restaurant, the food is awesome, the waiters are very personable . . . im a picky eater and so are my kids and i love the food and to find a place where my kids eat actual food and not chicken nuggets . . . priceless, thank you we've been there twice and will so be back again . . . can't wait!
Posted by Anonymous on 11/11/2010
Took my girlfriend here for her birthday on a Tuesday night. Made reservation through open table. Asked for a quiet table and told them it was her birthday. Figured that even though it was a midtown restaurant, it wouldn't be crowded on a Tuesday. Read reviews on here and other places that raved about the food and was looking forward to it. Showed up and there wasn't anyone at the hostess stand to greet us. When the hostess showed up, she led us to our table. It was not a quiet spot, as I requested, and Iimmediately noticed 3 or 4 big parties - one table had more than ten people. The entire restaurant is below ground, so the inside was pretty dark and not attractive. Sat down and ten minutes passed without anyone coming to our table, pouring water, putting out bread, nothing. Finally, a waiter came over and we asked him, "are you our waiter?" He hesitated, and I told him we'd been there for 10 minutes and no one had been to our table, that we were there for my girlfriend's birthday and the evening was not off to a good start because of the poor service. I don't know if he was supposed to be our waiter or not, but he said he was. He did his best to make up for our waiting, with a crabcake appetizer for the table that we didn't order. He also comped one of the two desserts we ordered and gave us an extra dessert. His efforts were admirable, but they couldn't overcome the poor start. The food was average, at best. I'd read raves about it, but my lobster ravioli was pedestrian and the gnocci my girlfriend had was gummy and pretty ordinary. The desserts weren't much better, except for the tiramisu, which was small, but excellent. The gelatto was icy and the cannoli was only partially filled and the shell was so hard, you couldn't break it with a fork. The waiter was gracious and apologized more than once for the bad service at the beginning. It was an extremely disappointing night, espeically in light of all the positive reviews I read. Looking for a dinner spot for a work function? This place seems to cater to that type of party. For smaller groups, and I'm talking parties of two, you seem to get lost in the shuffle. Add to that the mediocre food and please listen to me when I say your money is better spent somehwere else.
Posted by anonymous on 04/16/2010
Took my wife here for her Birthday. We were greeted by a nice hostess who sat us. We didn't like the middle so we asked the waiter if we could move and he said "Of course, I'm not going to say no". Good answer to start off dinner. The place is nice and cozy, dimly lit for a romantic feel. The pianist played modern songs so it was nice. The food was excellent. We split a lobster ravioli (delicious), and each had different types of veal, and they were both delicious. The dessert was very good. The waiting staff were like vultures (in a good way). There was always someone around and attentive. The prices were very reasonable for quality food. I would definitely come back to this place for a romantic evening. My wife loved it and that always has its benefits ;)