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Posted by Andrea on 01/23/2013
I have been going here for almost 20 years. Best food, service and atmosphere. Great prices too. Especially lunch specials. So happy I brought my 2 year old daughter recently for her first time. She loved it! And it's not so easy getting there w a 2 year old on a train and then subway w stroller but can't wait to go again soon!
Posted by DiningDeacon on 08/22/2012
I generally avoid eating in Little Italy, AKA Tourist Trap Central. Nevertheless, there I was shepherding around two tired foreign tourists and we collapsed into this restaurant. The decor is stereotypical, but attractive and cozy. The staff is welcoming and quite attentive, flexible with substitutions and generous with water refills. We enjoyed our chicken and veal parms with a not-too-heavy, not-too-salty tomato sauce and properly cooked spaghetti aglio olio. The salads were fresh and the dressing particularly good. This is not a "OMG this is the Best Italian Food in Manhattan!" kind of place, but I would gladly go here again if in the vicinity.
Posted by Me from Ohio on 11/27/2011
Enjoyed lunch in the restaurant yesterday. First of all, very young waiter so had to ask for some things but very prompt in getting them~more bread, more butter. Service was fast. Although I think with a meal, a salad should be included, many restaurants have gone to not including that. I must say, the salad was so delicious, I would have paid much more than the $1 they charged for it! I had Eggplant Parmesean. It was most delicious. Would have preferred it a little saltier, but didn't add as it is not good for you anyway. Was a bit disappointed that the dish did not come with any pasta, but was amazed that I was served SO MUCH eggplant! WOW! I did taste linguini from a friends plate. It was scrumptious. She had chicken Parmesean and enjoys it. The others in my group had lasagne and loved it. Iced tea was tasty as well. I am picky and very critical having been in food service for 10+ years. I recommend this restaurant. My lunch was less than $12, I did not eat lunch and was able to get by on one slice of pizza for supper after having this delicious lunch! I would defiantly go back!
Posted by Anonymous on 11/14/2011
They're saying that they making "brick oven pizza" and then serve their customers pizza made on frozen pizza dough! After that server are adding 17% included tips that I don't want to pay, removing them after I talk to the manager. And after that I'm getting statement from my credit card with included gratuity. This is quite funny:))
Posted by dc on 05/08/2011
No self-respecting Italian restaurant, in Little Italy of all places, should advertise "brick oven pizza" and then serve their customers pizza made on frozen pizza dough! I was dumbfounded when I saw the little holes in the bottom of the dough like in the readymade kind. The items in the cold antipasto we're all from a package as well. The pepperoni looked like it was from a bag-perfect size for puttong on a frozen pizza- and the stuffed peppers and artichokes were obviously from a can or jar as well- salty and swimming in oil and vinegar. I asked to speak to the manager and asked him about the dough, waiting for him to deny it, and he just stood there with his mouth open. I am a New Yorker, born and raised, living only blocks from Little Italy. I am not a tourist who will leave saying the food is great just because they think they have to. I will never, ever return. It was disgraceful.
Posted by anonymous on 01/01/2011
The food was bland, all of it. It took forever to get cold bread. Soft drinks were watered down. You think you could get at least a soft drink without it beinbg watered down. The pasta was bland, the sauce was bland and the prices high for the food quality. I've been there twice now. Each time I was put in the corner by the makeshift bar which there is no room to sit without the wait staff constantly bumping you to get drinks. I was dinning with one other person, I guess I'll have to eat out with three or more. Overrated, bland, overpriced place. The wait staff is ok at best. Would not recommend.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/01/2010
Authentic Italian food, delicious. The inside of the restaurant is lovely.