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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.
By melaniecict on 7/7/2007
Nothing bad to say. Cozy, warm, delicious and affordable!
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!
Bad name, great food
By vjemilio on 9/17/2006
Inaptly naming a restaurant is like giving your son a girl's name. Maybe the previous restaurant was named Noodle Pudding and they saved on new signage, whatever! The name should tell you something about the restaurant. In this case the owner chef is from the Italian island of Ischia, known for it's seafood dishes. So something Italian like Sapori di Ischia might be more appropriate.But once I got past my annoyance with the name I was greatly impressed with the first rate quality of the food. In Italian cooking, less is more, simpler is better and quality ingredients replace technique (read French) in assuring a great dsh. Here the chef hit the mark and everyone one of us (10) all Italian-American foodies were oohing and ahhing. Prices are very reasonable, service was attentive although the servers auction the food once it comes to the table (Who ordered the Pasta Bolognese?). This shouldn't happen in a quality restaurant. Try this place, you'll love it! P.s.: It needs some form of sound attenuation, all hard surfaces,very noisy. Would I take a date? No, my wife won't let me...
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.
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!
One of our favorites
By swee2th on 3/20/2005
One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. The pasta is always home-made and the flavors are always great.
NOODLE PUDDING a great SURPRISE
By Fleur75 on 8/2/2003
Our family loves this informal lively restaurant on Henry Street. From the nice service of a loaf of Tuscan bread with EVO Oil for dipping the stage is set for a fun and delicious dining experience. Great pasta, beautiful salads, large portions. Noisy enough to feel comfortable bringing the kids. Only drawback....cash only.
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...
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