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Trattoria Pesce Pasta
Posted by Anonymous on 06/21/2007
Working in food service both as manager & kitchen i may be a little sensitive but went there last nite standing in door for a few minutes no greeting no host waiter who was clearly busy sat us with a mumble and no menu-won't go on and on the service was less than good- and the food was alright as someone said simple and could make at home-really i m struck by what people are willing to settle for from reading other views-i mean to spend $76. for two with that level of service and wine/food quality is too bad.
Posted by Bertany on 01/02/2007
A friend told me of this cute Italian restaurant with reasonable prices and great food. Just came back and believe me, excellent all around. Appetizers, main course and desserts, toltally outstanding. We have found a new place to frequent. People are courteous and atomosphere simple but elegant. No BS just great Italian food!
Posted by Anonymous on 12/31/2006
How fortunate for us that we stumbled upon this excellent, friendly Italian Trattoria! The interior has a warm inviting atmosphere, matched by great staff; always welcoming and attentive. We have returned many times over the last few years, and never experienced a bad meal. Whether from the menu or Specials, they are consistently good. Chicken never dry, nor pasta over-cooked, with portions that are way too large for one person. This restaurant blends good food, excellent service and inexpensive prices, making it one of our favorite spots!
Posted by always good on 11/18/2006
Because I live around the corner from this place I used to overlook it. However, I have been there three times now for dinner and the food is always really good and reasonably priced. The staff is nice and courteous. And the atmosphere is great as well with nice outdoor dining when the weather permits. Things that I have ordered and enjoyed are the pork chops, lasagna, and the antipasto. Even the aroma eminating from the kitcen vents onto the sidewalk is great. Everyone should give this place a shot.
Posted by Geauxtger on 03/11/2006
The reviews astound me. I recently moved to the UWS, and live a block away. The week I moved I was told by no less than 5 people that Pesce was their neighborhood joint... so I went. Thank god I did. The food is solid. No, this is not Lupa, or Beppe, or Del Posto. This is delicious, home cooked italian fare... without the crazy pricetag. Stick with the basics... the grilled portobello mushrooms are great. The pastas are great... and by the way, feel free to order off of the menu, they will make you anything. The veal parm is huge... and with a side of pasta, too much to eat. Oh yea, and 12 bucks. Great wine, no... but it's a glass of house wine that you would have in a tiny spot in Rome. Save your pennies for your Del Posto night... Pesce is your feel good, good bargin, home cooked neighborhod spot that welcomes you back again and again. Too bad the snobs on this page simply miss the point of what the restaurant tries to be. Go and have fun.
Posted by Kiki on 02/26/2006
Should be better. I wish it were. But it's not. I've lived in the neighborhood for about 5 years, and have passed the 90th/Columbus interseciton hundreds if not thousands of times. I walked by this place for more than 4 years before giving it a try, and like the previous reviewer, I should've just kept on walking. I finally tried this place about 6 months ago, and have eaten there about half a dozen times in the last six months, but it doesn't get any better. Tonight was the last time. Anything they offer, I can prepare better in my own kitchen. Bland antipasto. Non-descript salad. Wine by-the-glass that makes you wonder if it's been watered down. Over-cooked, fatty steak. Flavorless pasta "specials" that I would throw away before serving in my own house. Frozen desserts. I really wish this place were better. It's the closest restaurant to home, but wouldn't think of taking anyone to dinner there. I wish them well, but it's incredible to me how a place this mediocre can stay in business when there are so many other places to choose from.
Posted by BrianS on 02/14/2006
I?ve passed the place many times, and never went in. Now I wish I had kept walking. Great atmosphere, service was passable, but the food. I ordered the caesar salad, whose dressing was bland. My boyfriend had the minestrone, which he said was ?ok.? Next up was the cheese ravioli, which the waiter recommended over the meat. It was flat and tasteless. The BF had the gnocchi, which had an odd consistency, I couldn?t tell if they were over or under cooked. I thought the sauces on both dishes were good, but the BF said it tasted like Ragu.