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Gonzo

140 W. 13th St., New York, NY, 10011
nr. Sixth Ave.
212-645-4606

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 8
Service: 7
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

76% would go back.

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The worst meal I've had in years!

By lslaiman on 6/18/2004

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

Gonzo is rip off! The entrees priced $22-$28 come with no sides. You have to order your sides separately and they start at $7. They offer balsamic vinegar drizzled over your food but it costs $4! For those prices you could eat a Il Mulino. We ordered the grilled onion salad for $11, it was just 7 pieces of grilled onion stacked on the plate with 2 thinly sliced pieces of cheese. The pizza and pasta were nothing special and certainly not worth $15 and $18 respectively. The decor is boring and dreary. The service and kitchen were slow. Clearly, they just want to make as much money as they can off their guests. It's a wonder how they think no one will pick up on their expensive gimmicks. The experience was simply awful. I would have rather given a homeless person $65 and been hungry all night.

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355 out of 740 people found this review helpful.

Hideous!

By CityGirl3 on 4/17/2003

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Our pasta was raw, our chicken tasted like cardboard, the steak was AWFUL! This was a shocker but stay AWAY! The room is great maybe that's why the chef spends all his time walking around it with 100 year old vinegar in his pocket instead of cooking int he kitchen.

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189 out of 427 people found this review helpful.

I think they need a new pizza man

By lester1371 on 4/5/2003

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

Ill send my uncle over. Now he knows how to make pizza

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259 out of 479 people found this review helpful.

Beware the Anchovies

By theNixter on 3/14/2003

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

My friends and I went to celebrate a birthday and were having a great time until the pizzas came and after taking one bite of hers, my friend asked our waiter if there were anchovies on her pizza since she was deathly allergic to them. The waiter had such a condecending attitude about the whole thing as he recounted the ingredients in that particular pizza. We had to specifically ask him to double check with the chef as he did not offer to do so. It turns out there were anchovies in it and when my friend suggested that they should change that on the menu since it is a common allergy, instead of apologizing, the waiter told my friend that if she has an allergy to something that she should have told him. Needless to say we are never going back there again.

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217 out of 413 people found this review helpful.

Overrated

By newyorker on 6/12/2003

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

Shockingly bad. They don't use mozzarella on their pizza, and as a result, it really suffers. The crust is interesting, but I have no idea why people are so excited about this place. Go to Grimaldi's in Brooklyn if you actually want to eat good pizza.

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402 out of 810 people found this review helpful.

is this a joke?

By francat on 3/11/2003

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

The only good thing here are the pizzas and they are not great just good! the rest is sooooo disappointing the place is cold and the menu is full of mistakes. It is not Italian at all. It is one more ok place in NY but NY has many.

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219 out of 420 people found this review helpful.

Not suitable for a muppet...

By restaurantboy on 12/23/2003

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

Wine served in glass tumbler-like glasses? A 36 ounce steak available for 2-3 people but no steak for one person? Smoke filling the entire restaurant? Loud back room? Poor service at the bar? What other reasons would you need to keep you from going to Gonzo? The chick pea and sundried tomato spread is great...The grilled onion salad is just that...A bunch of grilled onions and too much cheese. The pork tenderloin was bland and covered with tasteless spices that just stuck in your teeth. The holiday decorations are a nice touch.

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352 out of 699 people found this review helpful.

excellent neighborhood italian restaurant

By dtulsa on 4/1/2003

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

good food, great pizzas, interesting menu, crappy decor, loud, weird vibe (feels cold). you need 3-4 people so you can share because you'll want a pizza and some apps. great on a weeknight; although crowded (make a reservation) not the right vibe for the weekend.

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208 out of 408 people found this review helpful.

Too salty for my taste

By mezzanine2 on 2/26/2004

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

In the basement of a set of brownstones lies Gonzo. A small space with little maneuvering room although a well stocked bar. The food was a bit pricey for the quality. The pate crostini was overly salty as was the short rib entree which ruined the underlying flavors of both. The wine list was extensive with a good choice of grappas. After having been disappointed by the food dessert was not an option. The service was mediocre at best with constant reminders required for refills of drinks. The decor was reminescent of an upscale cafeteria without any of the charm or nostalgia for high school lunch.

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341 out of 681 people found this review helpful.

Ambiable employees, tasty food that arrived fast

By kangell50 on 2/28/2003

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

We ordered 3 pizza's and enjoyed them all, though the best was with egg plant. We weren't impressed with the decor in the front room. It just didn't work, though it was more intimate than the back room. The back room looked like the tried to hard, had the whole "let's visit Tuscany" look.

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211 out of 410 people found this review helpful.

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