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Il Tesoro Ristorante
Posted by Rudi Aviles on 04/28/2012
I hated it here. I thought I would try out the new restaurant where my beloved Primavera once was. It all began w/ the waiters and went downhill from there. I had asked for my food to be warmed up, and they kept making excuses until finally i had to eat it cold. My husband was livid! To my taste, food wasn't up to par. I'm not sure what everyone is talking about how the food is great. Restaurant like this doesn't belong here on the UES-should be on west side or midtown where it would probably do well w/ tourist activity. Real NY's will not pay these prices. I don't understand
Posted by Chrisb on 04/27/2012
We decided on Il Tesoro for a date night and were beyond impressed. The place was not packed, which made us a little weary, then the food came and we were blown away. The prices were totally reasonable and the food and service were spectacular. They have half orders of pasta so you can try several. We're definitely going back - it's a must try.
Posted by Cristina M on 02/02/2012
We enjoyed our first delicious meal at Il Tesoro in Martha's Vineyard, where their restaurant can be found in The Charlotte Inn. We were so pleased to learn that they were coming to our neighborhood. Having grown up with an Italian mother who is an amazing cook (she still jars her own tomatoes), I am rather discerning when it comes to Italian food. We have visited Il Tesoro 3-4 times since their arrival and have been impressed with the consistent excellent quality of the food. I am also gluten intolerant, and they always graciously address my dietary needs. The service is kind, understated and attentive. I recommend Il Tesoro highly!!
Posted by jacki on 12/15/2011
Great beyond expectations. We don't usually look at prices when we go out, but when we got the bill we were happily surprised as it was such a great value for the several courses we had including drinks - veal chop and the venison steak, our appetizers of the best scallops grilled and perfectly cooked. The creamy dessert of white chocolate was fabulous. Cocktails were excellent, blood orange martini.
Posted by dana on 11/10/2011
we are from the neighborhood and are so happy this restaurant is here, we love it and go weekly. great food, and very comfortable.
Posted by EGR on 11/05/2011
This was my first visit. I went with someone who used to frequent the prior restaurant - Primavera. The only fish on the menu was on the Specials list and was $50-$55. That's a lot even for a restaurant in this neighborhood. The food and service were good, but my friend said the only thing they changed was the wallpaper. To me the place looked old fashioned, but did have nice wood paneling. They should have replaced the chairs! Very uncomfortable, like old Victorian chairs. I had the Sea Bass special which was good and the creme brulee.
Posted by Joyce M on 11/01/2011
We were so looking forward to eating here as we really miss Primavera. The whole meal was pretty disappointing. we were served cold, hard bread and it was downhill from there. My appetizer was unappetizing. The waiter asked if there was anything wrong, but when I told him it was not good, nothing was done- no replacement, no refund, no further inquiries. There are so many good places on the UES, we will not be returning. Sure do miss Primavera. :-(