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Posted by UWS Carnivore on 06/25/2014
We happened into this place as we were blindly looking for a place for dinner in the Village. We're glad we did! The ambience is Old Village. Our server told us it has been there for 36 years, and it looks like not much has changed. Our server and another gentleman were very attentive and efficient. The martinis were done to perfection. The Veal Milanese was some of the best I've had. Definitely a place I would revisit.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/20/2013
I am not sure if there has been a change of command here based on the reviews and our experience. Night and day to say the least... Service was very attentive and appropriately paced. Food was sub par across the board. We shared the hot antipasto.. Poor quality and quantity of seafood and preparation fell short in all aspects. It did not have fresh taste at all. Our dinners were the Osso Bucco and the special risotto of the evening which include mixed seafood with a pesto sauce. Greasy and unbalanced was the comment on the risotto and my veal was not tender and flavorless. Atmosphere is old New York and super LOUD!! Granted it's the holidays but you could not have a normal conversation and this is a restaurant not a bar. Summation .... Skip this place if you are a foodie!
Posted by jen480 on 01/27/2013
I had a wonderful experience here the other night with friends. I was surprised because we were not offered menus, just a wine list. After enjoying some cocktails the waiter came over and asked if we wanted anti pasti with fish, so he and another waiter brought over plates brimming with calamari, homeade marina sauce, shrimp, lobster tails, cheeses, and caprese salads. The same thing for the primi course, we each received a sampling of pastas. Then for the secondi course he recited what was available. I felt like I was dining at a supper club rather than a restaurant. I wish more places approached meals this way. It might have been because it was a slow night due to the snow, but I liked not having to read a menu.
Posted by Adrik on 04/27/2011
The food is good but pricey. The service is slow, even on a rainy weekday. The food is traditional style, they offer to do it off the menu. The weird thing is that they don't give you an actual menu, they just ask you what you want. I don't know if it is just to make you spend more or what, of course at the end we had a huge charge, $150 for 2 people, two appetizers, one pasta and one entree, No bottle wine.
Posted by Boston on 12/13/2009
My husband and I both ordered veal dishes which were excellent. The veal was tender and well prepared. Great antipasto, wine, and atmosphere. The service especially was fabulous. My son got sick from a wild taxi ride to the restaurant, and the waite staff was prompt and accomodating to our needs. This is my second time here and I would come back again.
Posted by HH on 09/19/2009
My friend and I just visited. I had pork piazzaioli and my friend had the duck breast in orange sauce. The pork chops were amazingly good but I wished that I had gotten the duck instead. I've never had duck breast so tender and juicy and delicious. Next time I'm going to try the lasagna. But I'll leave with the duck! As for the wine....a more than generous amount is poured into a glass the size most resaturants don't use, and if they do, they certainly do not fill it like they do at Volare. I had the pinot grigio...smoothe and delicious! A definate must see!
Posted by former regular on 04/30/2009
This place used to be a favorite of mine but has morphed into another creature. Forget about going here when it is busy. You will wait an eternity for your food and drinks. Lately the meats and fish have been poorly prepared. The food is either overcooked or poor quality to begin with. The last time I had a burning in my throat for hours after. Then the kicker was the bill being 25% more expensive.