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Torrisi Italian Specialties
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.
Posted by T on 07/20/2011
I am a complete foodie and absolutely loved the concept of this place - old fashioned attention to detail, fresh ingredients and a modern twist on old classics. In reality this was an absolute disasterous lunch ordeal that I had actually travelled from midtown to experience with a very hungry co-worker. The place seats no more than 16 people so when we ordered I had no inkling of an idea that it would take 55 minutes for two hoagies - a turkey and a parmagian chicken to come out. I was so stunned and irritated by the time we got the meal that it would have tasted that great under any conditions but it only added to the depressing nature of the visit when the sandwiches weren't even that great. Jersey Mike's has better turkey subs by a long shot and the chicken parm was kind of soggy with absolutely no distinguishing flavor. I hear that dinner is much better but I have no intention of ever go back for lunch. $22 for two sub sandwiches is ridiculous even by NYC standards.
Posted by anonymous on 06/30/2011
Wanted to try the much-talked about turkey sandwich for lunch. The woman behind the counter must have looked straight at me at least 3 times before I asked, "Excuse me, is this where I place a to-go order?" It was like she was just seeing me for the first time and then was miffed that I asked her to do her job. The sandwich itself was fine... yes, the turkey is cooked very well but everything else on the (cough) 9 DOLLAR TINY sandwich (the smaller option of the 2 sizes) was mediocre at best. They slather spicy sauce on the bottom and mayo on the top with a small handful of shredded icceberg lettuce and a few slices of tomato. You can barely taste the quality of the turkey through the sauces. Plus I had to wait about 20 minutes for this to be prepared. I understand they are busy but 20 mins for a to-go order? Not sure about that one... I really wanted to try their supposedly great dinners but Torrisi has now moved to the bottom of my list of places to check out/return to.