192 E. 2nd St., New York, NY, 10009
nr. Ave. B
By k_r on 10/31/2008
disgusting... and i'm not talking about the food, because i didn't even get to taste it - we were so disgusted by the service, or lack thereof, that we left before eating, after waiting for over an hour for a table for which we had a reservation. the bartender served people who came after us well before even noticing us (even though we were sitting right in front of her). her drinks were disgusting, impotable, and she was incredibly rude... maybe even moreso than the horrible host. when we finally were seated, they sat three of us a table for 2 (maybe one, it was so small), in the middle of the floor at a table that was so wobbly it could've fallen over if i sneezed at it. we left immediately before even looking at the menu. this place blows.
By aiyyokiss on 10/31/2008
Went on a Friday night...had reservations for 9pm for three. One of my friends and I showed up first, and the host said we should wait at the bar for our third friend and he would let us know when our table was ready. Bartender was EXTREMELY rude and impatient and made us wait 15min while she served other people who got there after us. She also happened to make the worst drinks I've ever had. Our 3rd party shortly arrived about 15min after. AN HOUR AND FIFTEEN minutes later, I went back upstairs to check with the host why we hadnt been seated yet. He said 'your 3rd person didnt check in.' CHECK IN? He should have CHECKED IN with us for over an hour.....he CLEARLY forgot about us. HALF AN HOUR later....10:30pm....he seats the THREE of us at a TWO person table (which was WOBBLY mind you)...the third seat was directly in the walking path of all the servers. Needless to say, we got up and left because the experience was unsalvagable. Don't go here unless you want to be treated like a 3rd class customer.
By muppetier on 1/18/2009
We made a reservation for 4, arrived 5 minutes late. After 1 hour and 15 minutes (!) of wait we "dared" to ask what is going on and got an awful attitude from the host/owner, raising his voice, instead of apologizing attacking us for being 5 minutes late! Seems like this is his every day experience (obviously he does not know how to plan his seatings/reservations) and shockingly he ASKED US to leave. He even dared calling me a bitch for asking him if this is normal. It seems like this was just the only way out for him. Awful attitude, stay away!!!
By NYClocal29 on 5/9/2010
As a regular to East Village dining, I wanted to take my girlfriend somewhere slightly more upscale. Needless to say, we couldn't have been more disappointed. Not only was the service terrible, but the "home made" sauces tasted like it came right out of a can, and the $7 garlic bread was hard as a rock and had nothing more than some bland tasting garlic spread on white bread. At the end of the meal the owner came over and told me our disappointment with the food was my fault. Overall he was the rudest restaurant owner I've ever come across. With so many similar restaurants in the area I cannot understand how this restaurant is still in business.
By kevinmoss77 on 3/22/2005
I once was a proud defender of Il Bagatto, correcting naysayers who slammed the place for its poor service and allegedly mediocre food. On my last visit, I joined the ranks of those I'd so vehemently challenged. Our food lacked the flavor and pizzazz that made Il Bagatto such a find (the ragu had to be store-bought). Il Bagatto no longer offers great food at reasonable prices. Rather, it serves up overpriced, mediocre food that leaves one wondering what all the hype was all about.
By kikimont on 12/10/2010
i went here expecting a cute neighborhood place. i was treated so poorly i will never go back. the food is okay but the attitude does not have a new york vibe. this restaurant should be in a suburb......not in the east village
By DebbiB446 on 2/27/2003
when we asked for bread, we were treated as though we were the "american idol" judges and dared to criticize someone's atrocious singing. i wouldn't go back if you paid me. the food, no matter how cheap, was not worth the cost to my self-esteem!
By sibbald on 1/12/2004
Terrible attitude, unpleasant setting, with very plain food - real "Soup Nazi" experience
By paoubinas on 3/8/2008
We were seated quickly and the waiter/food was very good. HOWEVER, the manager/owner insisted on us gultping our wine down and stuffing our food down our throats. The second we finished our last bite of food, the check was thrown on our table. We were actually asked to stand up and leave before we had finished our wine because they "could not afford" to have us sitting at our table. The owner/manager was the rudest, most obnoxious person I have EVER encountered while dining out in this city. It is not worth your money or time to dine at this place.
By jesslevy on 3/23/2009
My boyfriend and I got there with a reservation and waited a few mintues before being seated in the corner about one inch away from the next table. The waitress couldn't even get to us, we needed to speak over the table next to us. We ordered and didn't get our food for about an hour - apparently our order ticket dropped on the floor and no one noticed. We finally got our food, the pastas were good but not spectacular and it took another 20 minutes to get our bill. Our drinks were comped, but service like that is unexcuseable.