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Posted by Route#2 on 09/23/2009
This has been our favorite place for years. It has become more crowded over the years, especially since PACE has begun to use the St George as a dorm. People stand 3 deep at the bar. But we have never been disappointed by the food, their wine list often has pleasant & unexpected gems on it and the service has always been neighborly. We take out of town friends there and they enjoy the “New Yorkish” feel of the place. We go early to avoid waiting in line (an experience that will diminish any event) then go to our apartment for desert and wine.
Posted by TX raised on 06/25/2009
The food here is nothing to rave about, I did not think it was good at all and will not go back. Our server forgot my app, forgot my beer! There where a million crying babies and this one loud and annoying girl. I think this place is not worth the hipe.
Posted by anonymous on 06/17/2009
I've eaten here several times and I have to second some of the comments made about this restaurant. The atmosphere is lively and it's always crowded, however the food is mediocre compared to other Italian restaurants in Park Slope and in Manhattan. I have ordered the fried calamari, which tasted bland (as if the pieces were unfrozen and simply dipped in batter without seasoning) and rubbery, some of the pasta dishes with tomato-based sauces that were not well-seasoned either, and the osso buco, which was possibly the worst one I've tasted at a restaurant in years. The risotto was also too watery and the stock tasted like it came from a bouillon cube. Granted the food is just "okay", I'm not sure I would go back again.
Posted by Nick A. on 03/17/2009
I spent last Sunday night dining at Brooklyn's very own Noodle Pudding, a small Italian restaurant hid away in the heart of Brooklyn Heights on Henry St. The name “Noodle Pudding” and the fact that there isn’t a sign present in front of the restaurant may seem a bit misguiding, but don’t be fooled – they do serve Italian and they are VERY busy. The atmosphere was quite lively for a Sunday night. Upon being seated, our server had brought to our attention that quite a few of the specials of the evening had already been taken off the menu – the most disappointing being the grilled octopus appetizer. A drunken woman sitting at the table beside me accidently spilt her glass of red wine on the back of my arm, mostly due to the tables being so closely set. The menu made up for it with a tasteful array of Italian dishes - all at very affordable prices. For appetizers, we started off with the sliced sopressata served with provolone cheese and olives, fried calamari, and mussels impepata. The mussels tasted phenomenal in the cracked black peppercorn with lemon and garlic sauce while the fried calamari was very good as well. I felt the calamari was a bit over salted, but others disagreed. We all ordered our own main, with three of use deciding on the lasagna bolognese which had a combination of veal, pork, and beef ground. Short ribs served with polenta and a mixture of vegetables, bucatini carbonara (thick spaghetti-like pasta in a cream sauce with pancetta), and a roast duck special smothered in roasted peppers and vegatables completed our order. There were no complaints about the lasagna, the bolognese sauce was very tasteful and had just the right amount of cheese in it. The roast duck special appeared to be satisfying but the short ribs were said to be a bit tough. The bucatini carbonara – “was alright”. Our server was friendly but could have put in a better effort – maybe it was a long day for her. Plates were not put down when the bread & oil dip was served and we had to wait longer than expected for water refills. The portions were not overwhelming – thus leaving us all with enough room for dessert. We finished the meal off by sharing a slice of chocolate mousse cake topped with a small scoop of hazelnut gelato and a slice of lemon goat cheese cheesecake. Both were freshly made and flavorsome. Overall I had a nice time and the appetizing menu would lead me to going back again. One thing to note – CASH ONLY.
Posted by Edmond on 12/13/2008
I've had a wonderful experience at Noodle Pudding. I think they have great pasta. They except no reservations so I recommend to come to Noodle Pudding early. They also except no credit cards.
Posted by Heights Girl on 11/16/2008
Been living around the corner from Noodle Pudding for years. Always was our go-to place, but now it's plain annoying. ALWAYS crowded, and as a frequent diner there, I'm wondering why? The wait is getting longer, the portions smaller, and the food not nearly as good as it used to be. If you haven't tried Noodle Pudding, it's worth a visit. But if you're looking for consistently amazing food, take your appetite elsewhere.
Posted by DonGuapo on 07/15/2008
Read the other reviews and was told by my bosses that this place was great. (Please reread the title above.) We all got different dishes-Mussels in "the red sauce", Prosc. w/ figs, osso bucco, lasagna, mussels w/ pasta, pork chops...not one of the dishes was better than I've had at friend's houses. They weren't bad, however, a 4.5 rating is way too high. There are italian restaurants in NYC serving the same dishes only much better.