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Posted by Judicious Gommes on 06/03/2007
I recently had a fabulous lunch here, fresh parpadelle with a magical bologneses sauce. Our waiter was a little new, I could tell he was nervous, but he was extremely warm and charming. I'll take a good attitude over snobbiness anyday. What can I say about the food? Unbelievable. I've recommended this place to all my friends and I will definitely be a repeat customer.
Posted by RNP on 05/12/2007
Had lunch there, med wk. The appetizers were great.... mussels the best, and the fave bean salad with goat cheese very, very good. However, the pasta was not good. We had the spaghetti with calamari, cannellini, in a tomatoe dill sauce, sprinkled with TOO MUCH dill. For $19.00, the Calamari ran thru the dish not leaving much behind, the tomatoe sauce was from a poor quality of tomatoes and the dill did not connect at all with anything in the dish so after one bite you already had enough. The gnocchi, sweet peas, morels and mint was sauteed in a poor quality olive oil...and too much of it, so it looked like lumps of dough sitting on oil sprinkled with peas and a few morels. All you needed to do to this colorless dish was order a side of eggs over easy and some bacon and you would have had a good greasy diner breakfast. Someone needs to remind the chef that good Italian food starts and finsihes with simplicity and the highest quality ingredients. Coffee was very good.
Posted by upper east regular on 03/07/2007
A gem in the upper east side!! Delicious ..satisfied....are the words from my experience. They are now open for breakfast too..Great coffee and home made donuts etc... Will always patronize this gem.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/09/2007
The food here is fabulous, if you can get a reservation. They never answer the phone, and if they return your call, the attitude is not nice. I know it's small, but there must be a way to appreciate people who love the restaurant, and can never get in. Try to get in if you can because its definitely worth it, but this fan may be about to give up.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/16/2006
Friday night. 10pm. Just moved into the UES. Coming home from a movie. Looking for a place to treat myself to a nice dinner. 28 year old bachelor having dinner by himself. Exciting. Stroll into Sfoglia. Ask if there's room for me at the bar, for dinner. The hostess looks at her notes, and says she can fit me in. Another customer is waiting at the entrance for his wife, and the hostess brings him a glass of red. A few minutes go by and I'm feeling a little unappreciated - no red wine in hand, and I know! there's a spot at the bar. Another party of three comes in, and they have to wait for their table, and they get red wine too. At this point I'm about 30 seconds from leaving in a huff. I can see why some people don't appreciate the hostess; she's icey cold. "Sir, I'm ready for you". I'm seated right next to the electronic register and the area where the staff collects drinks from the bartender. I have a cold and inquire: "Do you have any orange juice?". "I'm sorry we don't". Great... Champagne by the glass then. I ask the bartender what's good. Gnocchi; heart of fennel. I'll have that, and I assume you have salad? Yes, a small salad. I'll have that too, thanks. The couple sitting next to me is in their 50's or 60's, and have a great seat diagonal each other at the corner of the bar. We make some small talk, chat. 20 minutes and a "good luck" slap on the back later, they're replaced by a young UES jewish couple. I had a great time talking to them. They had a great time talking to their other neighbours too. What a delightful crowd at this restraunt. After my slightly salted, uniformly oiled, simple, yet tasty $6 salad, I'm double fisting champagne and a red wine that - because I'm sitting next to the command center - know will be the newest addition to the wine list. A 2004. A little too tannin and young yet. Gnocchi and heart of fennel arrive. Get the heart of fennel, to split even; melts in your mouth. So good... I
Posted by Josephine on 11/25/2006
Had a terrific lunch here; the food was fantastic and the service was good. Love the cozy, comfortable atmosphere. Plan to come back for dinner. Would absolutely recommend!
Posted by Bonnie on 10/30/2006
I love this place. The food is amazing, the decor is unique and very comfortable, and the service is knowledgeable and friendly. The only problem is getting a reservation, because the restaurant is tiny.