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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.
Posted by architect on 04/04/2008
This place is booming and for good reason, the wine list is decent and inexpensive for city standards and the food is very solid. It is consistently packed but it makes for a lively meal and I like the communal tables in the back, but I prefer to come here as a couple than in a group. Standout dishes have been the Tagliatelle with duck ragu and the Lamb shank. The dressed olive oil is delicious. For north BH is the best place to go.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/03/2008
Noodle Pudding is more than a Brooklyn Heights standard. the food is consistently excellent, and a great value for the money. The service is warm, but not overbearing, and the staff is very knowledgeable, some having been there for many years. I think it has a European neighborhood bistro vibebustling but calm at the same time. It is the ideal restaurant for letting a real conversation with family and friends be accompanied by fantastic fresh food. I also agree with the previous reviewer: there is NO pretension here.
Posted by cee on 03/06/2008
Last night we enjoyed a pleasant evening and delicious dinner at Noodle Pudding. The atmosphere is cozy, comfortable (low on pretension) and lively. We started with a warm escarole salad, which was delicious. I had the salmon, which was moist and flavorful, they were out of the escarole and white bean so the salmon was accompanied by lentils, not as good. My friend had the Tagliatelle Bolognese, which he very much liked. The service was efficient. The wine lists covers good Italian standards and the spirit prices are decent. The espresso was frothy and very good. We will definitely go back
Posted by Overrated, but not terrible on 11/13/2007
Everyone seems to love this restaurant. Honestly, it is okay, but nothing more. The lasagna I had had definitely been frozen before I ate it, and it was nothing special. It had very little taste, which is characteristic of frozen foods. The waiter had no idea what he was doing (for example, he asked if we wanted to know what the specials were, we said yes, and he said 'um....' and proceeded to look at the specials board on the opposite side of the room in order to recall the two specials of the day). It does have a lovely atmosphere, but it's really not worth the wait (often more than 20 minutes) unless you have a limited budget and can't spend more than $15 on an entree. I'd say skip the lines and go elsewhere.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/06/2007
I live in the area and am always charmed by this lovely little italian restaurant. the wine list is very inexpensive and decent table wine. the lasagna is absolutely perfect, the salad is huge. All in all an excellent experience, as long as you are expecting very good traditional dishes, not 'experimental italian' that frankly I think is over rated anyway. Noodle pudding is, in my opinion, traditional trattoria-style perfection and a very reasonable price.
Posted by Felee on 07/07/2007
We sat by the window, very comfortable. Good inexpensive wine list, decent service. We had the fried calamari, lasagna, and gnocchi. The calamari was average, the lasagna was some hard noodles with meat sauce, no cheese, and the gnocchi was pretty boring. The food was ok, not great. All in all a good experience. Might go back, no rush.