45 E. 22nd St., New York, NY, 10010
By colpo on 4/23/2003
An immediate turn-off was our server. She told us that the chef recommends that each table have three savory courses (apps, pasta and mains). We fell for it, but it wasn't a very Italian way to eat a meal and ended up feeling unbalanced. My tablemate ordered the 'Italian Fried Chicken', a marketing gimmick that features a large bowl of fried chicken pieces with some lemon wedges. I guess the lemon is the Italian part, but eating the dish from a bowl was unwieldy and made for a dumb main. The rest of the food I recall as good, but eminently forgettable.
By newyorker on 3/31/2003
The service was pushy and the servers were obnoxious. The food was good, but the dining experience was ruined by the classless service.
By steph on 3/4/2003
I found the rustic decor very relaxing giving the restaurant an almost casual feel. The service and food were outstanding. I had the most delicious gnocci I had every tasted.
By nycfoodie on 2/4/2003
I am almost apprehensive to write how great this restaurant is for fear that lines will start forming around the block. Inventive Tuscan food, a rustic casual atmosphere, and great service by friendly and knowledgeable staff are the perfect ingredients for a wonderful dining experience.
By Pudgy on 12/30/2002
Beppe makes very hearty food - earthy and filling. The french fries are fabulous. The fireplace is very homy and the service is very attentive.