268 Sixth Ave., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Bleecker St.
By fender1 on 1/7/2008
There's so much "eh" Italian food in this city, this place makes up for a lot of it. It's always packed when we go, the food is always fresh but they run out of the good stuff later in the evening, so go early. There are so many dishes on the specials list, we've never ordered off the regular menu - the specials board is in Italian so have the wait staff read it to you in English and explain it all. Be nice & respectful to them and they're great. Anything with truffles is amazing (obviously) but you have to wait for them to be in season. Eating outside is a good idea if it's an option since it gets a little warm all crowded together in there. Definite thumbs up on this one.
By spamalashluman on 10/29/2007
best sandwiches ever and for 8.50 they are fresh, hott and the tastiest you'll ever have, unless your in italy. staff is rude, i asked if there was anything on my sandwich other than ham and mozz and the waitress started yelling at me about how nothin else has been on it in fifteen years and walked away. good way to lose your tip lady
By orologi on 1/18/2005
Too many tables in a very tight space. Food was bland on my side of the table: Bass. Food on my partners side was good: penne with marinara. Loooong wait to be served. Waitstaff very friendly.
By colpo on 4/23/2003
A good start: an Italian restaurant where one hears A LOT of Italian being spoken. No attitudes here from the staff, though. Chalkboard menu, for me, a nice touch b/c it suggests freshness and thoughtfulness re: the day's menu. Hardcore Italo ingredients like sardines and rabbit show up here with regularity. If they offer suckling pig when you go, order it. Cash only policy noisome, so be prepped. Great old Village location. Another place where 90%-100% of the menu choices are desireable (this is a good problem to have!).
By zeecee on 3/23/2003
It's small and spills to the sidewalk in warm weather for the wonderful pastas (a favorite being the one with artichokes & garlic), the lightest eggplant parmigiana, sauteed spinach (which you can have them put on pasta), osso buco, fabulous sandwiches (a favorite being the tuna - with olive oil like the ones in Nice), the best cappuccino imaginable. Decor is minimal and you have to bring cash, but prices are fair for such good fare. Lunch might be $20 and dinner can be $35. They have a fine pinot grigot by the glass. Giovanni and his staff run around with a chalkboard. The endive salad with anchovies is worth having when it's available. If they have brucchetta, go for it. They make it only when tomatoes are great.