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Numero 28 Pizzeria Napoletana
Posted by KG on 09/04/2014
Sounds like I'll be echoing many of the comments here. The pizza is fantastic - especially the gourmet options (prosciutto w/ truffle creme, pumpkin w/ pancetta, etc.). However, that is really the only solid part. Decor is nice, date-able. But the service is never good (inattentive mostly, forgetful sometimes), and it is quite expensive and cash only. It is definitely worth a drop-in every now and then if in the mood for gourmet pizza, but otherwise I'll just order from Al Forno.
Posted by Food Guy on 06/04/2014
The pizza is good although I do not feel the Buffalo Mozz is of the highest quality. The dough is good, great tomato sauce. When we went we sat down, ordered drinks and then as we went to order we were told there was no chicken, beef, shrimp or salmon. They probably should have told us this prior to seating us. The salads are small and the greens are wilted and old. Not worth what they are charging. The place seems uninspired. It could use a little cosmetic upgrade, it seems stale. The service is lacking, inattentive, and slow. The pizza is good but not good enough in which I would become a regular. Cash only too!
Posted by Anonymous on 12/05/2013
Decided to try this place out and order in. I found the pizza and pasta to be good. Would deff order in from here again. Note: the 18in pizza does not feed three people need to get bigger.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/19/2013
I went to this restaurant early on a Saturday evening, and the waitstaff already seemed overwhelmed. They brought water right away, but had to be reminded to fix our wobbly table and bring our drink orders--it took a while to flag down someone that worked there. No one offered us bread, even though there was a huge loaf on the waiter's station. I ordered the Caprese Salad, and the mozzarella was very watery, which made it inedible. The pizza was soggy as well. When it came time to pay (again, it took a while to flag down a waiter), we were informed of the cash only policy (no signs anywhere). Finally, when we got our change, they shortchanged us. They seemed irritated with me for actually wanting all of my change back. There is something terribly wrong with the service here.
Posted by foodbro on 10/20/2012
I've been lured in by the rustic decor and cozy feel of this place twice. Both times they got orders wrong and forgot to put orders in. And the pizza...is not good. It's not good. It looks great - crispy, old-fashioned, rustic and delicious. It's not good. It's not. Oddly...same deal with the waitstaff - they look real good, but they're not.
Posted by JaniMayNYC on 10/14/2012
I'd never been here before, but had been curious about it, as it's around the corner from my apt. and the Second Ave & 11th St. location was near a friend's place. I went visited in advance and had a chat with them and was told the entire staff is Italian. Good enough for me, and I chose it for my b'day party. I made a reso in the afternoon, and our party of six was seated at a large round table in the back room. The salad, appetizers, and pizza were delicious. The pizza sauce was light and made from whole tomatoes, the crust had perfect char, even the bianca (which I usually don't go for) with cheese truffle oil and prosciutto was great. Our waiter was adorable and brought me a dessert on the house, which we all passed around, along with two others we ordered. They're not to be missed, made daily by a pastry chef who comes in. Even the decaf latte was good, which sometimes can be lacking in flavor and body. Lastly, our waiter brought to the table two bottles of digestive apertifs--Limoncello and another--and poured shots for us on the house. The vibes and food were great. Give this place some love; you won't regret it. I'd suggest, though, that you order an appetizer or salad because the pizza took (at least the large sizes we ordered) took a while to be served. Thank you Numero 28 for making my b'day and delicious, festive, welcoming event.
Posted by Lt. Columbo on 09/29/2012
Ok so I finally decided to try this place and had a "NUMERO 28" Pizza delivered and I'm so glad I did cause that's some seriously DELICIOUS Pizza! I guess the last review before mine must have gotten through to them cause they were very nice (both the man and the lady) so go ahead and order your dinner from here even though it may cost a couple of bucks more than some other pizza places. It's worth it. This time you really do get what you pay for.