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379 Greenwich St., New York, NY, 10013
at N. Moore St.
Actually, the service was excellent
By CrispyB on 3/9/2016
I was somewhat worried about taking my partner (her first time in NYC) to Locanda Verde. Some websites had numerous occurrences of diners complaining about poor attitude of the waiters and staff. But, from the moment we arrived I could see that wasn't going to be the case. The front desk team were cordial, if a bit reserved at first, but graciously honored, with a smile, our request for a different table. Our server - Grace - was nothing but friendly, sweet down to earth and accommodating from the outset. And the food was very good. For starters, we ordered a crostini - more like a charred olive oil infused bread - with a smooth herbed sheep's milk ricotta dip and a bowl of crushed potatoes with shallot butter & grana padano. Delicious. For the mains, I ordered the Lumache (shell pasta) and my partner had Grandmother's Ravioli, filled with three meats. Both were very good, but the pasta itself was a touch on the al dente side for my taste. I also felt the passata to be a wee bit without personality: that being said, it normally comes with spicy lamb sausage and I am a vegetarian, which they withheld. Overall, though, the food had us swooning and the discrete and unassuming service was a real pleasure. I had casually mentioned that we were there for my partner's birthday, and Grace and her colleague brought out a complimentary gelati torta that was so rich, I mistook it for mascarpone. And we also ordered a delightful semifreddo. We would definitely return.
Thank God for Locanda Verde ...
By AlicedeSensi on 10/1/2009
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE ... did I menetion, I LOVE the food ... and the service is amazing ! It's the only place in Tribeca/Battery Park to eat at !!!! Congrats on a beautiful place! I have a feeling ... You'll be around forever!!!
Comfort Food....there is no place like Home!
By texasmountaineer on 1/17/2010
The cozy atmosphere was a warm welcome on cold winters night. We sat in the library with nice crackling fire sipping on a good scotch while we waited on our party. Perfect way to start as nice experience. The service was great from the time we darkened the doorstep. The dinning experience was a pleasure from start to finish. The critics may say the food is just ok....but when the overall dinning experience tells you that you are 100% satisfied...this becomes a critics choice,
Great food; weirdly pricey
By helenr on 4/25/2010
After multiple visits, I've tried nearly everything on the menu, and it's all spectacular (particularly trancscendent: the rock shrimp and clam fritto misto, and the steak tartare). That said, and I'm generally not one to harp on bites-per-dollar, My Grandma's Ravioli is $18 for fewer than a dozen meagerly stuffed inch-square ravioli, and the garlic chicken (great as it is) comes out to $42 - highway robbery as far as roast chicken is concerned. But if someone else is paying the bill, it's a perfect ten.
By OlgaD on 6/20/2010
I love this place! I had dinner and it was amazing. After every course they wiped the table clean.. the food was amazing fresh and yummy.. I love the location and our waitress was cute, friendly and very good in what she was doing!! The wine she recommended was exactly what I expected!! wow!!! All in all a great experience in NYC!!
By upidstae on 8/15/2010
the place is beautifully done. we had the pastry misti, uovo modenese, the polenta waffle, and enjoyed it all. would definitely recommend to anyone for brunch.
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