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Posted by nydiner on 06/26/2009
My boyfriend and I walked into Locanda Verde last thursday without a reservation. we checked in at the front door and the head hostess told us that she didn't have anything to offer us until 10pm (it was around 7:45 when we got there), but asked us to have a drink and told us she would let us know if anything came up sooner. we went to the bar and the bartender was really great, a total professional. the woman from the door came back in about half an hour and said that she could seat us. she was nice enough to transfer our bar check to the table. ( i hate when restaurants make it hard to move from the bar to a table). we were sat in the front area, and at first it seemed like the tables were kind of close together, but once we were seated we were actually really comfortable. everything we ate was great (especially the asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and the pasta with the white bolonaise sauce). The same hostess asked us how our night was when we were done. she gave us a card for the restaurant, and said she hoped we'd be back soon. and we will. but i think we will make a reservation next time.
Posted by heavydls on 06/22/2009
we had dinner on fathers day with my sons, both in their 20's we all loved both the apps. and main dishes. i had striped bass, which had a great flavor and the yellow wax beans, great. two shared the fire roasted chkicken and loved it and my other son had hangar steak, they also loved the grandmas ravioli, good inexpensive bottle of house wine. service was excellent and attentive, the place had a great vibe, very busy but not deafending and we will definately return.also portions were very generous.
Posted by Elena on 06/12/2009
Went to Locanda Verde last weekend with a group of 4 and WOW - food is incredible with decent prices to match! The porchetta, chicken liver crostini, and meatball sliders can't be missed. Our server was attentive but not instrusive and was able to recommend a great italian wine that complimented our dishes. The table next to us got the chicken which looked and smelled amazing - I will definitely be trying that next time!
Posted by Vic Chewals on 06/11/2009
Unless you love high time and a lot of noisy bustle, earlier is better in this place as at so many. But the food's terrific, and for the price a great value.
Posted by anonymoustribecian on 06/07/2009
I have no plans to ever return- maybe to sit at the bar where at least they will put a cloth down -the food is pretentious overpriced Italian food-I have lived and traveled a lot in Italy and LV doesn't compare. We were rushed out and the tables could at least use a table cloth!
Posted by Eric Werner on 05/30/2009
We ate here last night and had an all-around wonderful evening. Sazerac and Cynar drinks: so fun! Fava bean crostini: very fresh with a nice pesto beneath the beans Beets: Amazing preparation. Crisp thing of vinegar, perfectly cooked beets, crunchy walnuts and fresh cheese grated on top. Ricotta: My wife loves ricotta and she said it was the best she ever had. Sardines: Super fresh and flavorful. Crispy Artichokes: Perfect appetizer - beautifully presented, so much fun. Spaghetti with lamb amatriciana: Homemade pasta, full lamb flavor in the spin on bolognese Orchiette special: OMG. With rabbit sausage, spring peas and a perfect cheese a can't recall. DO NOT MISS! Lemon Tart: I wouldn't ordinarily order this, but it was superb. So lemony with a light gelato on the side. I had no room for dessert, but could not stop eating this for anything except: Toasted almond semifreddo: So creamy and served with strawberries and a gingerbread 'snap' that has me looking forward to making snaps myself. As amazing as the food was, i was even more impressed with the service. Everyone was incredibly friendly, including the chef. Our server went out of her way of us numerous times, was spot on in all of her recommendations and really made it a special evening for us. We can't wait to get back!
Posted by lorem on 05/30/2009
My husband and I dined at Locanda last night. WOW! We live around the corner and decided to try as we walked past. We ate at the bar which I am usually against. We expected the food to be amazing (which it was)! The service really was the outstanding feature of the evening. I only intended to have a cocktail. Our bartender kept raving about the food, we asked her to pick some of her favorites... Five courses later (and several glasses of wine) my husband and I are rolling in laughter with the most delightful bartender. The food and wine were unbelievable but the casual delightful service is what will bring us back weekly. Perhaps I will start dining at bars more often.