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Posted by Anonymous on 06/10/2011
We were 10 at 7 pm on a Thursday and they just could not get it together. Uneven service. We had a private table upstairs which was nice but it was long so had to yell to the other end.
Posted by DASW in CT on 11/08/2010
Brought friends visiting from CA. The pasta equals that in Italy (taste and presentation). Service was pleasant- atmosphere quaint- price inexpensive. Our "wine expert" in the group was extremely satisifed with the staff's suggested wine. Have returned twice since our last visit. We're telling all our friends.
Posted by Eastsider on 09/14/2008
Those visiting Manhattan may not be aware that there are actual neighborhoods just a few blocks distant from busy/congested 57th and Lex. There are many big name restaurants and numerous good ones favored by locals the farther east one travels. We will walk the extra blocks westward and put up with the crowds to dine at this unexpected, attractive hideaway that might be easily missed given the location. We like to take friends visiting from out of town to this little "inn-like" spot with the relatively quaint whitewashed interior appearance and attentive staff. The manager, a woman, actually participates in all aspects of the service. Many like to brag that they have been taken to a special spot by New Yorkers. Very good food and an excellent value by Manhattan standards. Small and can be a tight fit at busy hours. Try for a table in the back.
Posted by sg on 12/16/2007
wines by the glass are not good. service is ok. food usually pretty good.
Posted by Sven & Juliana on 07/19/2007
The food here is very good, as we had a broiled whitefish special and the gnocchi. The appetizer, their hallmark flatbread was excellent, but paired with an inadequate cheese, I would advise sampling it with salmui instead. The ambience is close and darkened, which we found to be perfect for a small cozy table of two. It is very much a 'italian grandmother's kitchen' ambience with cute and cheesy objects throughout the tidy space. Good staff, very prompt and friendly, the bar is NOT to be recommended, as it is small, cramped and the stools are directly in the main path of traffic. For a cozy couple looking for comforting italian food with a romantic setting, you could do far, far worse.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/17/2007
One of the better meals I've had in some time. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. The food was excellent top to bottom, with the lasagna in particular being the best I can remember. The only slight drawback is that the tables are packed in tightly, and if you're neighbors are being loud, it can be a tad annoying. But otherwise, a great place to go for quality food and service.
Posted by Robin-Lyn on 12/06/2006
I spent my birthday here for the second year in a row. This is by far my most favorite and romantic restaurant, especially around the holidays. If you go, you must have the lasagna! The fresh, home made noodles are delicious and creamy - the taste is unlike anything else. We also had the triangle ravioli. The butter sage sauce was delicious. If you're in the mood for an appetizer, try the parmesan souffle with mushrooms - YUM. To finish off the meal, they make a surprisingly airy tiramisu. I plan on going again next year!