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Torrisi Italian Specialties
Posted by Food Dude on 10/06/2014
People who are disappointed do not understand the art and chemistry of food. The food here is of the highest quality and nuance. I admit that I did not love everything however I appreciated everything. The food was very rich and although you feel you will not leave full because the servings are small you leave quite filled. The dessert was the weakest course however the amuse bouche [3 of them] were fantastic. A complaint I do have is too many of the courses used tree nuts. The beer selection was a tad lacking and the wine list extremely expensive. This is a place I'd go perhaps once a year but not more. Did I love the place? no, however I highly appreciated the restaurant as a food experience. The service is amazing and the decor is very warm and cute.
Posted by Rendezvous NYC on 01/23/2013
The flavors are balanced, delicate, and satisfying in a way that was previously achieved only by grandmothers. The menu rotates based on the available ingredients, so one night you might have a chance to try the sheep's milk gnocchi and another you'll be offered a Long Island tilefish with pickled green tomato.
Posted by dogsbrekky on 01/02/2013
In a city known for great Italian cuisine this overhyped, EXPENSIVE, very disappointing restaurant is a miss... sorry... my foodie friends found little to like and the "trendy" desert combos were a joke...
Posted by Linda Kane on 08/13/2012
First time was spectacular. Returned with friend and was embarrassed. Waiter never showed at table unless summoned. Think it was head waiter who was helpful and provided some service. Friend was not able to eat either of main dishes and there was no substitute for a non-meat eater. Any request for a small change or omission was refused. Antipasto course lacked any sense of why ingredients were put together along with blandness in all four dishes. The desserts were ordinary, forgettable and weren't eaten. I had expected that there would be some consideration in the bill since my friend was not able to eat 2 of the antipasto and had no entree. The staff was intent on sitting the next group and neglected to say good night or thank you as we departed.
Posted by gjmarks on 04/04/2012
My wife and I had a wonderful meal @ Torriisi's Sunday night. Every plate was simply delicious. The service was excellent and extremely helpful. They were very attentive and not intrusive. My wife had the John Dory fish and I had Devil's Chicken both were wonderful. We had a great night. I recommend it to anyone that loves good food and wonderful service.
Posted by dave on 02/20/2012
"Precious" doesn't do this place justice. What could they be thinking? They bring 4 appetizers, 2 of which no one would eat. (Parsnip juice?) Small portions at reasonbly high prices. Ingredients seemingly randomly put together. Desserts are so weird, they're a joke! The only good thing is the 2 inch square piece of garlic toast that comes with the tough mozzarella. Couldn't discern anything "Italian" about the food.
Posted by anon on 09/21/2011
I agree with the reviewers below- had the turkey sandwich for lunch and I think it is completely over hyped. The turkey was chewy to the point that i had to take one piece out because I could not chew it. Bread wasn't good, it added nothing. The spicy tomato sauce was the only part that stood out but still, the sandwich was pretty disappointing. I'd prefer a boar's head turkey sandwich from the deli by my office for 7 bucks versus the 12 I spent here.