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Posted by Formaggio on 04/19/2012
I enjoyed having the oportunity to visit Settepani restaurant recently. I saw a special show on harlem restaurants and I took the time to come down from Wectchester to see NYC. The menu was modest and not loaded with items that people aren't familiar with. The ecomomics of having come during lunch was a beautful arugular salad with beets and goat cheese was half price. That trimmed the a la carte and gave me the option of having a lovely seafood risotto. A glass of chianti was appropriate as the backbone of the wine division of red grapes. However a lambrusco or nero d'avola is always is aways welcome at my table.
Posted by Harlem Resident on 11/18/2011
We have eaten here several times and the food has been consistently good. The menu is somewhat limited though. My only complaint is the value. I believe the meals and appetizers could be priced better. For instance, a mixed green salad is $9.50. We have eaten is restaurants where you can get a nice pasta for that price! Salads should be no more than $7 bucks. So, I just don't order a salad, which is sad because I really like to have a salad with my meal! Ok, now for the pastas, which as I said are very good, but overpriced. Pastas without any meat should not be over $10.00. Meat items are not outrageously priced, but still not the greatest value. So, we go just on special occasions. Perhaps we would eat here more regularly if they had mid-week price specials (as they have at Chez Lucienne up on 125th). Then it could become the type of place we could eat at more frequently. So, the bottom line....Settepani is nice for a special occasion or if money is not an issue for you. The food is very good. Hope this review is accurate and helpful :-)
Posted by anonymous on 06/28/2011
I have passed by this restaurant often, always seeing it busy and finally tried it out. It was fabulous! The outside seating is perfect to people watch and enjoy the summer weather. The service was excellent, prompt, polite and hospitable. They have a great wine and beer selection and breads to choose from. We ordered the pasta with tomato, basil and almond pesto--freshly made pasta with a light and delicious pesto sauce mixed with tomato and basil--and the fresh seafood soup with fish, mussels, calamari, shrimp, scallops, clams, delicious. We were too filled to try dessert but we saw others enjoying beautifully created mousses and tortes. This is now one of our favorite restaurants and we can't wait to return!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/31/2011
As new residents of the neighborhood, we're trying out our cuisine options and realized we didn't have a great selection of Italian. While the menu can be expanded here, the choices we made proved to be excellent. First, and foremost, our waitress - who we are sorry not to have gotten her name - she was incredibly attentive and helpful. She wasn't rushing us nor seemed unknowledgeable about the food and when we asked about wine she made it to a point to find us a good one (after conferring with the bartender). The service makes quite a difference in the overall experience! Now for the food - we had the grilled calamari which was an interesting take on the traditional fried. Our main dishes, a pasta and an entree were done very well. While there were some smaller issues - pasta dish could have had a bit more flavor and interesting presentation and the main entree was not the best, but came with a side that outdid the main part, it seems like this restaurant has a great deal of potential to be a great draw in the neighborhood.
Posted by nyfoodluver on 09/29/2010
I really did. lovely atmosphere. blah food, did not love anything I ate. The flavors did not work at all - not worth the price either. Most disappointing of all, the service was very shoddy.