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Puttanesca

859 Ninth Ave., New York, NY, 10019
nr. 56th St.
212-581-4177

Avg. Rating

5
Food: 6
Service: 4
Décor: 5
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

29% would go back.

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Looks nice - til you see the kitchen

By Squiggy27 on 1/19/2010

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Place looks great, always packed. Decent food. But if you turn the corner and walk past the kitchen, there is garbage all over the sidewalks, RATS running from the kitchen door to the trash all night. It is gross. Had no idea how disgusting this place was behind the scenes. I will never eat there again. Ever.

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64 out of 152 people found this review helpful.

Hidden Gem on the westside

By MAC586 on 1/13/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I also do no agree with the poor reviews of this place. I have gone to this place a handful of times, as well as recommended it to my friends and family. The brunch here is amazing - unlimited mamosas/champagne, great full crowd of families, pretty groups of chicks, and just an overall good vibe for a meal. Def. recommend this place to anyone who likes to be pleasantly surprised

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64 out of 116 people found this review helpful.

Great food and been there 15 times

By DM0619 on 10/27/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I found this place through a web site called Restaurant.com and also Opentable.com and i read the other reviews wriiten here and i dont agree with them at all . I have been here 27 times at least and I love the food. Some times the service is slow but that is ok , because who wants to choke on there food? I dont . Who wants to be rushed ? I would say go and enjoy. I have been going to Puttanesca since 2007 and NEVER HAD A PROBLEM EVER . i WAS JUST THERE FOR MY BIRTHDAY SEPT 30 , 2009 AND I AM GOING BACK AGAIN TONITE OCT 27,2009 WITH MY BROTHER IN LAW AND MY NEPHEW TO CELEBRATE MY BIRTDAY WITH THEM. I WAS THERE ON SEPT 30 WITH MY WIFE AND MY WIFES FRIEND. GO HAVE FUN ITS GREAT. DONT LISTEN THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS THEY ARE NOT TRUE AT ALL.. THANKS DM0619

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56 out of 128 people found this review helpful.

One of the worst dining experiences

By rkhanna on 8/19/2009

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

This a restaurant which must be AVOIDED if you want an enjoyable dining experience. I do not have words to describe the poor level of service. We were seated and for more than 15 minutes nobody approached our table. Then the waiter showed up and wanted our entire order from drinks to main course as if we were in a diner. Another 20 minutes elapsed and our simple drinks order (two beers and a glass of wine showed up). The main course came after 30 minutes and I could not get one person from the wait staff to get us some pepper or cheese to put on top of our pasta. The food is average and the desserts awful. We were celebrating the birthday of a family member and it turned out to be a nightmare. I sincerely belive that management of this restaurant does not give a damn about the customer. Kindly do yourself a favor when you pass this restaurant just keep walking.

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84 out of 140 people found this review helpful.

The Worst Place in Manhattan?

By ajhk on 2/15/2009

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

I passionately abhor this restaurant. It featured probably the worst service I've seen in years -- and that's no easy feat. The food was the best thing about it -- but that is certainly not a compliment. The unbelievably rude service, dull ambiance and poor value pushed our experience into dreadful territory. This place receives my vote for the worst dining experience in Hells Kitchen, if not all of Manhattan.

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55 out of 110 people found this review helpful.

Don't waste your time and money

By hkit19ss on 7/13/2008

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

I was so disappointed in Puttanesca. From the street, it looks inviting. But that illusion dissolved quickly once we were seated. The service was just so bad and unresponsive, and unnecessarily so. There were plenty of waiters, and the place wasn't that packed. It could have been and should have been much better. We thought the food was decent. Nothing to write home about, as they say, but okay. However, the poor service and mediocre atmosphere far outweighed the so-so food.

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64 out of 128 people found this review helpful.

Bring cash

By TheBoyAboutTown on 2/9/2007

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

Who in 2007 only takes cash and American Express (well...Neiman Marcus I guess)??? They don't even have an ATM in there and you have to go a few doors down to the stinky deli. Was very crowded the night I went, food is your typical Italian $14 pasta dish. The anitpasto misto is huge and a great value though.

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