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379 Greenwich St., New York, NY, 10013
at N. Moore St.
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.
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!!
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.
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,
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!!!
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.
By marcibutler on 10/24/2011
If you are looking for a restaurant with excellent food, a lively but homey atmosphere and an occasional star sighting, Locanda Verde is it. The ricotta is to die for. My swordfish with white bean entree was delicious. The prices are incredibly reasonable, especially for NY. As for star sightings, a Friends star and a Good Wife star were chatting with one another two feet from my chair!
Worth a trip
By Michael Silberman (NY MAG) on 4/25/2010
Delicious, simple food. Good service. Warm atmosphere. It smells great when you walk in. Go at lunch and you won't have to reserve weeks in advance.
Chicken for two - Yummy!!!
By lturn on 9/30/2009
Locanda Verde - Andrew Carmellini is a gem! Before Andrew left Avoce to pursue other things, Avoce was easily my all time favorite Italian restaurant. Well, I can't say that I wasn't worried, but Carmellini definitely found another stellar restaurant to call his masterpiece. I initially found this place through a rwebsite called eateryexpert.com. I was looking to stump the experts through requesting the best chicken in New York. Well, they responded with Locanda Verde at the top of the list. BTW. Must I mention - Please do not forget to order the roasted chicken for two. I loved everything about the meal and the wine (that our waiter recommended) was fantastic and not too pricy! While the food was amazingly delicious, the service was definitely not top notch. Asides from the wine recommendation, it was PAINFUL getting our server's attention. He was extremely rude when he did come over and definitely impacted our enjoyment of our gastronomic experience. THUMBS up to Carmellini and please get a nicer waiter!
food is great, reservation policy - so 10 years ago....
By lavendargirl on 8/3/2009
I went to this restaurant for Chef Carmellini's food/reputation - love his style and approach to food and he didn't disappoint. The food was great... However, the reservation policy seems to be anyone that calls has the option of 5:45pm and 10:30pm. I have tried several times and always get the same option, no matter what time of day I request or day of the week, in a recession, in the middle of summer in downtown Manhattan? Yet when at the restaurant, there are always empty tables at 7:00 and 7:30 - even on a Saturday night. Hmmm, makes me think management is nervous and trying to create a fake buzz around this place. Let the chef take center stage, his food speaks for itself - stop the nonsense at the reservation desk...
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