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Posted by Anonymous on 04/17/2011
Brunch asi asi nothing to write home about except for the pastries of course
Posted by Motley on 03/21/2011
The focaccia to start set the pace for a lovely dining experience. Ordered the grilled bread with ricotta which was so yummy I could have made a meal out of this and the focaccia. The scallops were a little tough, but the pasta dishes quite good. Asparagus salad was best I have had. Don't know if I would return as it was very noisy. Waitstaff very well trained.
Posted by Texas Jules on 03/18/2011
I came here with my friend for a tuesday night dinner. Appetizers were really good (we had the blue crab crostini, mozzerella crostini w/ proscuitto bread, and crispy pig salad...all recommended, they were so delicious!!). For our entrees, we got the branzino (good but not shockingly spectacular) and the Gigantone (dish the waitress said was a very popular dish, but it was just ehhhh, a very regular dish that was just average). Food was good but omg, the service was horrendous! They have 3-5 busboys manning each section of the restaurant...not only were they rude but they were rushing us and literally every 10-15 mins coming up to our table asking if they could clear our plates. Hello, we were still chewing the food, while they were asking us to clear our table and there were many empty seats behind us (reminder this is a Tuesday night so why do they keep pestering us). At one point one of the busboys asked us if we wanted to clear our plates, which we told him we're still eatting, and he went to talk to another of his busboy coworkers and literally 2 minutes the other busboy came to our table and asked the same thing. Finally at the end, another busboy came up to our table, interrupted my friend and I's conversation and rudely told us that we can just get our food packed up to take home. Very rude!! Overall, the food is good but the service is poor and rushing you doesn't even begin to describe the level of the way they treated us. Would not go back due to poor service!
Posted by Anonymous on 03/08/2011
Too drunk to appreciate atmosphere. What I can remember was nice, though.
Posted by Disappointed Tribeca neighbor on 01/03/2011
We live a few blocks from Locada Verde and really wanted to love this place so we've given it half a dozen tries before writing this review. The food is average at best (and between ourselves and our guests, we've tried a lot of things in different seasons). The pork chop looked great but the peppers were cooked to the point of slimyness and the chop itself was charred and overcooked on the outside while nearly translucent and raw on the inside. The fritto misto was soggy and the Trenette alle Vongole flavorless. Don't waste your time on any dessert either. The service is not attentive and the place is packed and noisy. On our last visit, we were seated near the bar and had a pair of out-of-town businessmen practically spitting in our food. NY is s city full of great Italian, but Locanda Verde, busy as it is, is sadly not one of them.
Posted by BK Foodman on 01/01/2011
Hard to get a res, but if you can its highly recommended. Food is unique and made with local fresh ingredients, is consistently good and surprisingly inexpensive for the quality levels. Lamb Meatball Sliders and Ricotta spread are a must to start with...
Posted by Lindsay on 11/05/2010
I went to Locanda Verde for my birthday dinner last night and was absolutely blown away. I am an aspiring foodie, so I had read a lot about the restaurant on blogs and heard a lot of great reviews from friends. I am also a very big Andrew Carmellini fan, and have read his cook book cover-to-cover. Needless to say, my expectations were extremely high. And I tell you, I was still blown away by the meal! We started off with the Sheeps’ Milk Ricotta and grilled bread and the blue crab crostini – both great. Next time I would probably skip the crab, because the ricotta is so good you don’t need anything else. Then we had the Pumpkin Agnolotti (insanely good – I could eat it as dessert!) and the Mezze Rigatoni ( It was fantastic, never knew I liked lamb). We shared the Spice-Glazed Duck with pomegranate, and it was ridiculous. Amazing doesn’t even begin to describe it. We finished off our night with the pumpkin cake and Chocolate-Pistachio Tart (with a candle!). I was so full, but I just couldn’t stop eating the pumpkin cake. It was amazing!! All in all, if that was my last meal on earth, I would have been very happy with it. It was probably top 3 meals I have ever had in my life (and I have had a lot of good meals). I can’t wait to go back!