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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.
Posted by trigger happy on 06/26/2007
this is hands down the best restaurant in the neighborhood... which is evidenced by the loong wait at times. the food is always consistent and delicious and the prices are reasonable. Even though i usually end up waiting in cramped quarters by the front door, the host is always super friendly and the bar (if you can get a seat) is a perfect waiting spot to order a glass of wine while you wait. the space cant get a little cramped but ive never had a bad experience with the service or food and never felt rushed through my meal. definately a place i will go back to over and over again.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/25/2007
I'm not going to make this a long review. I'll simply say that Noodle Pudding is definitely worth the visit if you find yourself in the Brooklyn Heights area (or if you're in lower Manhattan and want to take a stroll over the Brooklyn Bridge). I've been there numerous times and have yet to order anything that hasn't been fresh and delicious. The service is very friendly and the place is cozy. My only knock against it is that it's a bit tight, but I guess that's the price you pay for success.
Posted by S on 06/24/2007
Great neighborhood restaurant. Warm and cozy, nice atmosphere, especially during the winter. Try the roast chicken, it's incredibly moist.