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Posted by renee on 09/27/2006
I always hate having to pick a restaurant in Little Italy, as all the others taste the same to me, but this one was a great surprise, even during the crazy San Gennaro festival. We had the portabello appetizer smothered with fontina cheese and the mushroom risotto and lotsof the seafood pasta dishes. It was all amazing. The staff was great even while suffering through the madness of the feast. We didn't even have room for dessert but it all looked amazing- this is going to be a staple in my italian food rituals.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/27/2006
We enjoyed an early lunch at the restaurant during the San Gennaro Festival on Saturday. We recommend this fine restaurant to everyone. We had the fettucini and gnoochi. Just delicious! The waiter was wonderful as well as the Maitre'd. This restaurant and staff are terrific. Note: If you should attend the festival next time, you can eat a Pellegrino's around noon and save $$$. Give it a try. Ciao!
Posted by Newcomer to New York on 09/01/2006
First time to eat at Little Italy. Couldn't make up our mind mind which restaurant to pick so we just looked at where there were more decent diners & where it also looked nice ... & that was Pelligrino's. Food was great. We just thought the maitre'd (or whoever he is that sits the guests & explains the special of the day) SHOULD smile, & speak clearer & be friendlier.The rest of the staff are good.It was a wonderful experience as a whole.
Posted by KT on 08/07/2006
I've been to several restaurants in Little Italy and Pellegrino's is by far my favorite. The spicy red sauce and shrimp on linguine was so unique and bursting with flavor. One of the best meals I have ever had.
Posted by Chris A. from Buffalo on 06/15/2006
This restaurant is amazing, excellent service, excellent food, the best Italian restaurant I have ever been too. Also, the prices are what you would expect for food and service of this quality. The Veal Parm was fork tender and amazing, while the home made Scallop Stuffed Ravioli in Lobster Cream Sauce was divine. We had a wonderful bottle of Chianti that we never had to touch because the service was so good that our wine glasses were always filled and usually by a different person from the wait staff each time. The Tiramisu was excellent and very light for such a rich dessert. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are from out of town looking for a great Italian place to eat at in NYC.
Posted by New Yorker on 05/09/2006
I have eaten at Pellegrino's several times and each time my experience is better and better. Service is top-rated. Food is out of this world and I have never had any complaints. The portobello mushroom and calamari appetizers are delicious. Great caesar salad. Pasta is extremely fresh. You can't go wrong with seafood or a veal/poultry dish. When my family visits they only want to eat at Pellegrino's. It's truly the best. If you are looking for a great Italian meal - eat at Pellegrino's. You won't be disappointed.
Posted by David R on 03/15/2006
Been to many restaruants in both europe and the U S, An what more can I say. This is the restaurant that all if little italy, if not n.y.c. be base on. Other words, Pelligrino's sets the standards for top quility italian food.