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Posted by Bill B on 01/20/2015
WOW. Great pasta for $14. Affordable wines. Off the beaten track dessert wines for the price of a beer. The server/owner recommended Tiramisu. Tiramisu, in 2015 ? I got it, and remembered why I used to love this dessert. I'm so happy this restaurant is in my neighborhood.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/14/2014
I've always enjoyed Matildas, good food, lovely welcoming atmosphere-now I see that they've changed menus to include dishes from I Coppi, which used to be one of my favorite Italians in the East Villlage- I'll miss the Mexican touches, but can't wait to try their 'new' place
Posted by Anonymous on 03/23/2011
I went there twice, both times because my first choice restaurant was unavailable and both times because I was with a group that was unwieldy to travel with. First of all, Tuscan and Mexican food make a poor match, at least judging by the food here: offerings are subpar Mexican and Italian and awkward fusion. The pasta is never properly cooked, the meat is overdone and they cannot seem to be able to bring entrees out at the same time. The cocktails are overly sweet and overly priced and it's unclear if the lackadaisical service is due to ineptitude in the kitchen or waitstaff. Both times I went I encountered the owner, who is Italian and her husband is Mexican, I believe, and while it makes for a romantic story, it in no way makes for delicious food. She seemed nice enough but was not at all concerned that drinks (she was ostensibly making) took forever to come as did our food and it came out one entree at a time. An owner at a reputable establishment would have comped an appetizer or drink order. I have no hard feelings towards the place but am very surprised by the positive reviews and that in a neighborhood with such great food that it has survived.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/14/2010
Delicious brunch & great value!
Posted by SR on 06/14/2010
If you think about it, Mexican and Italian cuisines are incredibly similar, yet no one thinks of bringing them together...until now. Both emphasize strong, fresh flavors, both love cheese, tomatoes, corn and flour. This place comes up with inventive, flavorful dishes that all make sense. Throw in reasonable prices, a cool atmosphere and a really friendly staff and it's a true find in Alphabet City.
Posted by CM2010 on 03/12/2010
Similar to Farfallini below, we went here for a "special" dinner based on the Zagat rating. It was way off. My soup was good but the rest was not. My husband had the specialty salad with chicken. It came with a chicken wing in it. Who serves chicken on the bone in a salad? The chicken pieces were very large, so you had to cut them up in order to eat them. Difficult in a salad. The menu is limited. They only serve wine, which we didn't know until we ordered. I had a their "margarita" which tased like sugar (because it's made with wine). It was not inexpensive. The decor and music was fun, but that's it.
Posted by honest eater 12/12/09 on 12/15/2009
My friend and I heard some good reviews about this place so we decided to have dinner there. Cocktails were refreshing even though the waiter got my order wrong. I'm not a big mojito fan but was pleased by the waiters mistake. Waiter also got our appetizer wrong by sending us the bruschetta. Nothing special. I had the gnocchi. Again nothing special even though I'm assuming that the cilantro made the gnocchi fusion. I enjoyed the few bites of my friend's oxtail pasta, wished i ordered that dish instead. Overall, i thought there was nothing special about Matilda's and there are a lot of other places in the East Village that I think is better.