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Posted by Candace on 03/20/2012
Really great pasta and pizza, decent wine selection and desserts are better than expected. Highly recommend the salami pizza and the apple salad. My only complaint is that it gets so crowded its difficult to move around the restaurant, even go to the restroom. Overall a really great neighborhood Italian restaurant.
Posted by WEST VILLAGE FAMILY on 07/15/2011
We wanted to like this place. It's very pretty and in a nice location sort of opposite Abington Park. However, after trying it three times, both in house and delivery we have so wonder how long can this place last? The thin crust is tasteless. The food and pizza always arrives cold. And tonight the mushrooms on the pizza were gritty. Sure enough we pulled one off and rinse it and sand or dirt particles came off it and went swirling into the sink. Looks like they had not been washed, which is inexcusuable. Tonight I also ordered as an appetizer the: Burrata con asparagi, cappesante e taleggio croccante. Which is described as: Creamy & soft Mozzarella, served with asparagus, pan seared scallops & crispy Taleggio cheese, for $18. Sounds delicous, right? What arrived was a small container of cold white mushy mozzarella, a one inch long 1/18 of an inch piece of petrefied Tageggio and one, or perhaps one and a half scallops which they had sliced into four scallop slivers, this was garnished with two thin pale asparagus, cut in half to make four asparagus slivers. It was pretentous, expensive, and again becasue it was cold and mushy, not something you'd want to eat, although the scallop did taste sort of good, at least the two pieces, (I assume the outside part of the scallop that got seared before they sliced it) i swear I think it was really just one large scallop. Sorry, but between deleivering the food cold repeatedly, not washing the mushrooms and charging $18 for a scallop appetizer like this, you have to ask what are they thinking? That we will pay anything for anything and have to take the produce off the pizza and wash it ourselves, before we eat it too? I don't think so. This is the West Village, we are all are talkers. And we especially enjoy talking to each other about our restaurants and coffee places. Mind you, I have a lot to do tonight, but after tonights experience with this place, I felt I had to sit right down and share our experience with Menu Pages.
Posted by Claudia M on 05/04/2011
I am italian.... so when I say that this food is authentic you should trust me! The pizza is amazing (pretty thin, like is typical from the center-north) and everything else is wonderful (don't forget to try the desserts!)
Posted by Gary Sinacore on 04/02/2011
This isn't your ordinary Italian restaurant; this is wining and dining Tuscan style with tasty dishes that will have you coming back again and again to try them all!
Posted by Charles A on 03/31/2011
This is one of the best things that has happened to the West Village and Manhattan in years. As a writer, I spend most of my lunches at Lievito and have entertained here evenings with associates. These young men have put together a miraculous blend of phenomenal cuisine, unpretentious presentation with a five star offering of both food and service. Please keep in mind, this is not just about pizza -- though that is enough in and of itself -- but appetizer, soup, and entree offerings that vie with any upscale establishment. It has been a great joy wining and dining at Lievito. They deserve their place at the top!
Posted by Bank St neighbor on 02/05/2011
We're always excited when a new restaurant opens in our neighborhood. In the mood for pizza a few days ago (we love thin crust pies), we ordered in two pizzas, a margherita and a napoli. What a waste! Bland sauce, some form of bland, salt-less cheese paste, one caper per slice on the napoli and hey, what happened to the basil and the anchovies? The bill was $30 which we paid by credit card and we gave the delivery guy $5 cash for a tip. The next day we realized that the restaurant mysteriously added another $6 tip on the credit card after we signed the bill! Calls to the restaurant unresolved. Left over slices went in the trash. Unsuspecting tourists will no doubt wander in. West Villagers, avoid, avoid, avoid!
Posted by Mr. Picky on 01/30/2011
We went here and could not have been more disappointed. They have a real pizza oven and it's such a waste. Eating here is like eating in a hotel bar in a small city, a small city with very few dining options. It's a shame. We wanted to like this place. the service was very good, Such a disappointment.