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Posted by Septemous on 02/12/2007
Wow! Put it this way, we've gone for breakfast - had a glass of wine and then ordered lunch ... it's that good! I'noteca has the perfect combination of food, value and service that all restaurants strive for. The food is AMAZING -- even for Veggie's like us, we have not gotten bored with the menu. The lazagnette de Melanzatta is just too good - I get it for dessert! The cheeses and wines are excellent! Price wise - you get so much for your money.. for what you would spend without wine at another place, here you can have a glass and be have the same outcome .. yesterday we were 4 people with wine, food, dessert cheese plate & tip for $150 -- for a beautiful restaurant with great food that is VERY reasonable. Staff - being one of the most picky people we know - who writer resteraunts off the list for almost any reason - we have not had a single sub-par experience here. Everyone is nice and easy going EVERY TIME. You will not be disappointed. GO!
Posted by Slav4ikMD on 01/18/2007
I was curious to see this place after reading very mixed reviews. Overall I loved it! I have never been a fan of italian wines and italian food in general, but this place is not very typical - you will not see anything with red sause here, and chianti and pinot grigio are not on the list....The selection of wine here is quite amazing, very unusual and just excellent, coming from small places in the Italy. probably one of the best wine by the glass selections that I have seen in the city. Prices range between $7-12, which is reasonable. Getting wines by the glass makes sense here, because they pour generously, and even let you taste first! And you would want to try more than one wine, that's for sure. The selection of cheeses is outstanding - and so is the service; as we weren't sure which cheeses to order, we asked the waiter to pick 5 for us (out of close to 100 choices), and all of them were superb. Many other finger food and paninis are available. Not too many "entrees" per se, but you will NOT leave the place hungry - especially if you still have room for deserts, which we awesome! It came out to be $60 per person, which included 2-3 glasses of wine which we each had, a ton of food, deserts and a generous tip! Will definitely go back. my only complaint is that the place is pretty loud... but it didn't really matter all that much... we were all very happy :-)
Posted by allency on 07/21/2006
Good for people watching and conversation, not so good if you're starving. The owners are really nice and there is a pleasant vibe.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/07/2006
This place is fun if you have a large group of people and you want to sit around and drink wine and snack on finger foods. You could do that at your own apartment for less money. If you are looking for a place to have dinner, this is the wrong spot. The portions are very small and too expensive. I came in hungry and left feeling like I needed to grab a slice of $2 pizza before I went home.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/28/2006
The food is like rustic Italian tapas, as we did a tasting menu of small plates, and it was wonderful and incredibly filling, for not a horrible amount of money with lots of wine. Very cramped and crowded, with people at the bar spilling onto your table, but it is a really unique experience when you're in a raucous dinner/party mood. And the waiters are wonderful.
Posted by Granola Grouch on 03/11/2006
I'm no granola connoisseur. Nor am I a granola snob. But when I sit down to enjoy a light brunch--of granola--I expect a little more than just a bowl of broken--wait for it--granola bars! The audacity! 'inoteca's disdain for their granola consuming clientele is so great that they didn't even feel the need to disguise their lack of care. This is evidenced by the large, square-edged chunks sided in an uncomfortably small bowl by some slightly sour yogurt. But how was the fruit, you ask? A ha! Not a single slimey strawberry; nary a slice of orange; not a single out of season berry! Oh, and my comrade had the truffle toast. She thought it was too small. Which it was. Finis.
Posted by Yummy Boy on 02/01/2006
I enjoy coming here for a sunday brunch with sidewalk seating. Great people watching.