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Posted by snob on 08/16/2006
Ok people -- Antipasto (singular) Antipasti (plural) pasta is different and anti pasta does not exsist. enjoy.
Posted by sandra on 08/15/2006
I've been here twice and both times have been great. The atmosphere is old-country, which I like; the wait staff is more than helpful, they are accommodating. Although it's not a child-oriented restaurant, they managed to put together a make-shift booster chair for my two-year old grand child and flirted with her all evening. The specials are fabulous, the wine (even those sold by the glass) is lovely, and we were never hurried. Yes, it's pricey. For two appetizers, three entries, three desserts, four glasses of wine, and three cappucinos, I paid $228 + tip. But if it's a special occasion, it's worth it. If you can't afford it, don't go - but don't pan it because you don't have the money or don't care to part with it.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/23/2006
From the decor, the anti pasta on the table and the wonderful selection of wine, it was a great start. Only ordering from the specials, we had the tuna tartar and a salad to start (both were so great). Then we asked for 2 of the fish which were the salmon and an italian whitefish...both with different decadent sauces. For sides, we had spinach, roasted mushrooms and asparagus. Dessert was a huge plate of biscotti, peach sorbet (in the peach) and strawberries that were the biggest I have seen. This was a meal that you leave full, happy, and can not wait to come back for again.
Posted by AFruitFli on 05/03/2006
You have to go to Scalinatella at least once in your life. the service is amazing. The food is to die for, and you are treated like a King or Queen (hee hee) the entire time of your dinner, dessert and drinks. Wonderful place to enjoy a night out. Romantic and Cozy.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/04/2006
I don't know how or why anyone would give Scalinatella a bad review. Granted, if you're looking for modern decor or moderate prices, this is not the place for you; however, if you appreciate amazing top-quality classic Italian cuisine and impeccable service (and don't mind paying for it), this is one of New York's best. I'm not sure how any of the other reviewers have had bad experiences with the service here . In my experiences, the staff has been polite and beyond accomodating -- even going so far as to find a waiter who spoke one of my guest's native language and explaining the entire menu to her so that she would not have to struggle with understanding English or Italian.) I have never had a problem getting a reservation at a reasonable hour, have never had to wait for more than 5 minutes for my table, and have never been rushed out of my table (and I am not a regular). For the most part, I'd say to ignore the menu and order from the specials or have them make what you want (they'll do anything so long as they have the ingredients).
Posted by Ian on 03/22/2006
The place is incredible and easily one of the best restaurants in the city. I saw Michael Moore and his wife eating with Modonna and Guy Richie not too long ago. Absolutely incredible restaurant.
Posted by Shocked on 03/11/2006
I feel obligated (as a person that has never posted before) to let others know that this should be on your list of places to avoid ... There are too many other fabulous restaurants in NYC to waste time with this one. Tastless salmon (with a meager serving of steamed vegetables) for $38. Dry Chicken Paillard with a pile of wilted lettuce for twice the price it should have been. The decor (particularly the ceiling) was unoriginal and uninspring. You can't stand straight up in the gents unless you are under 5'4 ... How is that for design?