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Isle of Capri
Posted by Kherlihy on 07/07/2005
I went here with a friend around 6:30 PM in early June. We got a window seat, the head waiter came by and I got the distinct impression that he was being congenial without really listening. When the wine we asked for was not available he suggested another, no price hike, he did the usual side show of removing the cork while I picked up the wine glass....it was quite HOT, like I could barely touch it, I repeated this several times, he jabbered on, I lifted the glass to show him that he was pouring chilled wine into a very hot glass...he poured wine all over my hand. We didn't see much of him after that...just the staff kid with the rolls and water.
Posted by Trammel on 04/28/2005
Been there twice for business lunch & dinner. Food is 'ok', but if I was not on expense account, I'd think twice. Overpriced for what you get.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/05/2005
Terrific food and great service. If you let them, they'll prepare "whatever you're in the mood for" and serve the table alike. The Straw and Hay is great along with whatever other pasta they choose and divide as appetizers for your party. The atmosphere is so comfortable and the wait staff liven it up and make sure everyone has a good time. Really fun.
Posted by Larry on 03/20/2005
We were a dinner party of five and found the food here to be below average for Upper East Side Italian. Eggplant parmigiana, a so-called "house specialty," was overcooked - "mush" in my wife's vernacular. Chicken marsala was very routine, as was the osso bucco, and veal parigiana very mediocre. The Caesar salad was virtually tasteless, largely consisting of iceberg lettuce. Service was also below par, with dirty dishes remaining on the table long after we finished. This was our first and last visit.
Posted by Terry Dinan on 02/04/2005
Situated amid the modern skyrises on 3rd Ave. is a great little Italian, Isle of Capri. Old school servings, service and decor will transport you to the late 1950's. It's not nearly as expensive than the more-celebrated Scalinatella across the street, however the value is up there with some of NYC's best. For aps, I recommend the Carpaccio and House Antipasti. Main dishes, try the Costoletta di Vitello Valdostana (stuffed Veal Chop), or the Fegato alla Veneziana (sauteed calves liver with onions). Finish up with Tiramsu. tartufo, and cappucino.
Posted by jenn on 05/20/2004
I am not from NYC but everytime my family and I visit we have to stop and eat here. They have the best veal cutlet ever. The service is great. I will always continue to eat there when I visit NYC.