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38 Henry St., Brooklyn, NY, 11201
nr. Middagh St.
Great Food, generous portions, good service
By lvondrasek on 10/16/2013
Although they don't take reservations, we eat early so that isn't a problem. This is a family restaurant. Fresh food that you might have seen at the farmer's market earlier in the day. For me if there is Burrata, I have to have it. The orrecheti (sp?) with broccoli raab is something to dream about. I have a friend who when she comes to town has to have a meal here because of the lasagna bolognese. The meat is consistently prepared how I like it...medium rare. We have never had a problem with service- food arrives hot, the service is warm friendly and never snooty. Never been rushed at the end of the meal. Menu changes seasonally so there is always something new to try.
Good food, poor service.
By rachel.feinberg.636 on 4/29/2013
I've been eating at Noodle Pudding since 1999. The food is good. The bus boys and runners are professional and attentive but the majority of the servers are mediocre at best -- it is not uncommon to be treated as though you are being done a favor by being served. Most recently, I went for dinner with a small group of friends. When the server arrived to take our order, he announced that a special had suddenly been added to the menu. It was a fish dish served with russet potatoes. I asked how much it cost. He said it was $18-$22; the price depended on the size of the piece I was served. The serving was very small but properly cooked and simply seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic. As it turned out, when the bill came, my fish was $36. If you go to Noodle Pudding, enjoy the food but beware of the service.
GOOD food -- HORRIBLE service
By doug26 on 5/18/2011
Pasta and steak were excellent, but why subject yourself to such poor, slow and sloppy service? This was my first and last time visiting. You lost me at, "We might have a table for you"...and there are 3 tables wide open! Take care of your regular customers, you'll need them to stay in business and for the poor people who like to try a new place, save your yourself before its too late...
Nice neighborhood gem
By agbatos on 2/26/2011
Small restaurant, lively atmosphere, Italian. If a restaurant calls itself Italian style and can deliver on a well executed tagliatelle bolognese it is usually a good indication that other dishes will also shine. They nailed it and did not disappoint on all the other dishes. Prices are reasonable so splurge on a good bottle of red.
Not so good anymore
By LeeNYC on 4/30/2010
Went back tonight and the service was absolutely awful. Had to ask for: bread, our second appetizer, the correction on a side, and my husband's dinner, which didn't arrive long after the dinners of the other three people at the table were half-finished. He ultimately canceled his order. It was very disappointing. One of the other entrees, was burnt at the edges yet cool. It was a sad night at what had been a really nice place
Noisy, greasy, tasteless, careless service
By efrederic on 6/23/2009
Despite all of the warnings about the noise Noodle Pudding has gotten great reviews so my wife and I decided to give it a try. The mussels with black pepper were interesting but 6 unopened (bad) mussels are 5 too many for an appetizer. The green salad arrived without the dressing and we waited quite a while for the waitress to finally bring it, BTW when it finally arrived it was very good. The rabbit special was disappointing; dry and greasy it was accompanied by a fried polenta, which while quite crispy was also greasy and tasteless. My wife's pasta dish was at best undistinguished and the tiramisu was watery and without much taste.
By Zakhary on 3/7/2009
Noodle Pudding isn't all it's cracked up to be. Poor decor, lack of signage and mediocre service aside, the food was simply OK. The Lasagna Bolognese was dry and lacked flavor. The Linguine Puttanesca was nothing special. And the waitstaff having a tiff in the middle of the dining area (a la Gordon Ramsay in Kitchen Nightmares) certainly didn't heighten the ambience. Ciao!
Change the name!
By antonybcn on 12/11/2007
When my neighbours recommended me the 'great Italian restaurant Noodle Pudding' I was seriously worried about their knowledge of Italian cuisine. But no, it is indeed an Italian place and the pasta is exquisite. Two drawbacks: cash only and the undrinkable house red by the glass. ...and the horror of that name of course!
My Thoughts of a wonderful meal
By JohnnyBoy on 9/14/2007
This REAL ITALIAN restaurant has many beat. From the time you're seated this place becomes special, starting with the bread & oil dip all the way to the goat chees cake. IT IS GREAT!
By melaniecict on 7/7/2007
Nothing bad to say. Cozy, warm, delicious and affordable!
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