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Felice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Posted by JS100 on 09/28/2014
Why is it that restaurants do not get better over time? They either stay the same or go downhill. They may cut back on portion, maybe they got a new chef who prepares the dishes differently, or think cutting corners is the way to increase profit. I don't know but after not going to Felice 83 for awhile our return was quite disappointing. The Crostone Ricotta that we so much looked forward to was now served on a small piece of toast with little honey and no fig. To make matters worse service was deplorable. You may want to give it a try, but we will not be going back
Posted by Sheensangel on 08/03/2014
At least 6 visits with foodies (including an Italian); all agree that the food is excellent (including steak) and Felice's own Italian wine is great. Just be prepared for noise if they're busy. Service sometimes uneven.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/08/2013
Nice atmosphere - good bread, service occasionally poor, food seldom spectaular.
Posted by Mikel on 10/16/2012
flat out phenomenal. cute place, tons of candles, incredibly sweet staff. chicken milanese was like being in milan (found out that is where the chef is from). pastas were rich and filling but not overwhelming (the fusili al fereto? and tortellini especially). great wine list and very reasonable. basically I am announcing that I will be back, a lot. I didn't get it but saw a steak for two go by and got a whiff of rosemary and seared steak that made me hungry again after my meal. that will be my next order... no menu please just bring that steak!
Posted by Anonymous on 09/30/2012
Went here because my fave neighborhood spot was packed. House wine was not very good. I ordered a fusilli dish and was served what looked like soba noodles without an apology or a heads up. My bf ordered the chicken Milanese which looked less appetizing than chicken nuggets. It was literally 3 fried chicken patties that looked like they came from the frozen food section isle. It's too bad, since the place is really cute, but I would avoid.
Posted by Agnes on 08/29/2012
The only part of my weekend dinner that I liked was the glass of rose wine. Good choice! The service was so so, not a high class that would impress you and invite you to come back, but reasonable. In terms of food, I decided to give Felice a second chance after having dinner at 64th Street location last year. I was disappointed last year (expected better quality Italian dish given the décor of the restaurant) but the 83rd Street was not good. My oily pasta dish was subpar (I swear I can make a better pasta meal) and my husband’s breaded chicken plate (with a few green leaves and 2 small tomatoes) for $23 was not only unappetizing but not worth the price at all – a robbery in a daylight. If you want a good pasta meal, one of the local pizza places in the neighborhood can serve a better meal. Do not recommend Felice at all. What surprises me is the fact that the restaurant is quite busy every night. I wonder if we picked the wrong meals, wrong night (maybe the other chef – if there is another one- is better) or Upper Eastsiders don’t have much more of a choice or … there is something wrong with their taste buds!
Posted by Mia on 07/02/2012
Thought I'd try the large Felice, am used to going to 64th & 1st. So sorry I wasted a Saturday night. My husband's meal (one of the specials) was good, but my pasta was some of the poorest I've ever tasted. This has never happened at the smaller Felice on 64th Street. Love the food there. Also, had a slightly impatient waitress. She gave me a bit of a hard time when ordering, something I haven't experienced in a long time. Will not be going back again.