Pagani

Pagani

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://paganinyc.com/
  • Phone: 2124885800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: 5pm to 1am
    Brunch: Coming Soon
    Lunch: Coming Soon
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th Avenue South
  • Parking: No
A word from Pagani
Pagani is both a casual and elegant Italian restaurant located in the heart of Greenwich Village, specifically in the West Village on Bleecker! Our menu offers everything from casual snacks and hot & cold appetizers, to homemade pastas and hearty entrees. Our beverage program offers affordable, high quality wines from around the globe while focusing on Italy. Our cocktails consist of signature recipes as well as NYC classics. Those who prefer beer can find carefully selected craft beers, both on draft and by the bottle. Full menu 'til 1am!
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Pagani reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (16)good for groups (10)hot spot (8)romantic (8)fit for foodies (6)great for brunch (5)great for lunch (4)special occasion (4)notable wine list (3)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great for a low key weekend lunch
    ll25
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Nice spot with a good crowd but not too noisy/crowded. Wanted a cute place for brunch with a friend of mine who is pregnant and this was the perfect spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food + Good Price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We were a group of six on a Sunday night. Place wasn't crowded. Service was very good, owner(?) came over to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. We had food was also quite good. We shared duck leg, tuna and grilled octopus appetizers. Grilled octopus was my favorite of the three. Had the brisket with Brussels sprouts and potato horseradish puree. Pretty good but expect the horseradish to stand out a bit more. Enjoyed wine from Round Pond, yum! Everyone walked away happy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT food!
    DDeanVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    MY daughter and I went to Pagani for lunch last week. It was wonderful. I had the pasta with lemon--very refreshing and different. My daughter had the soup and salad special; she chose butternut squash soup and kale salad. She said both were great. The waitress was a delight. She answered our questions and offered suggestions--very helpful. The place was quiet because it was pretty empty at lunchtime. I don't know how the noise level will be when there are more customers.
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  • all around winner
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Made a last-minute reservation for 3 here tonight and was extremely happily surprised with the quality of the food and service. Our table started with oysters, which may have been the only forgettable course. the meat and cheese assortments were fantastic (the charcuterie in particular), and the two pastas that followed were even better (pappardelle was toothsome, meaty and fantastically sauced). Mains were the perfect size (four giant seared scallops, a nice size striped bass fillet perfectly seasoned) and the desserts were refreshing (mango and raspberry sorbet, dessert wines). The servers were charming, the proprietor attentive and involved. Also, for once, prices seemed fair, rather than feeling like highway robbery.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Adorable place!
    fantasticfoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We went here on a Gilt City coupon for brunch and prosecco. We got there right at 11 and had the place to ourselves. Very cute inside, and an italian-themed menu. I had the rigatone bolognese and it was tasty, just needed a bit of hot sauce. My boyfriend got the BLT and he loved it. Would definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Fun... good food .... felt comfortable..... Had fun... Thanks
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place!
    doktortimVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Great food, great vibe, great location. This is the kind of restaurant where the owner not only made his way through the restaurant to chat, but picked up dishes and made sure we were happy with our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must go and try for yourself
    CarolineMU
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This was recommended by a friend and glad I finally acted. Went with a group if 3 and started with oysters, meatballs, garden bruschetta topped with 3 great cheeses picked by the waitress. We all choose pasta dishes and cleared our plates!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food & Wonderful Service
    TommyBoy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Everyone in our party loved all their food, and the waitstaff / hostess could not have been more friendly and accommodating. Would highly recommend this place to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Little Italy
    Roger
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We were foresome, startet with some Oysters, followed by several starters, Pasta and the the daily fish. The food was excellent, as the wine and the friendly service. Not to forget 'Enzo' the Chief of the house, who cares for everything. Ever back in New York, We will go there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food but noisy
    zzzzVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    interesting menu and well-executed dishes but the front is a bar with bar noise. Back room is better.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 81 reviews are from the Pagani reviews archive.
  • Penn
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went to an early Sunday dinner. First time dining here, was pleased with the atmosphere and vibe; has a cute rustic look. Had seat by window so we got to people watch. Salads were fresh, plentiful and delicious. I ordered a lemon pasta dish, which was somewhat flavorless and the pasta was overcooked and there was a clump of pasta stuck together. My partner ordered a ravioli which was tasty. Our server was not attentive, finally asking another server to help us, but the bus staff was very good. I would try this restaurant again, however the prices are on the higher end and so given the overall experience I might just try somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot in the Village
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    After frequently the Lusardi groups other restaurants on the UES many times, we decided to check out Pagani. I'm so happy we did! We had such a nice evening. The staff immediately makes you feel welcome. The venue is pretty, the noise level moderate and the food quite good. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointing
    Alissa
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Love the ambiance and the location. The bartender was the best of all the staff. The service was poor. The toasts in for our meatballs were burnt and then flipped over so we wouldn't notice. The parmesan crisp in the salad was chewy and awkward. My pasta had raw garlic slices in it. My friends spinach was over seasoned like they didn't season it when they originally cooked it. Then added salt/pepper on top as an after thought. Sadly won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • porkyVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We were treated very nicely at the restaurant. I especially enjoyed the Lemon Linguini that I had for my main course. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Eats
    Sophia
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Interesting special drinks and delicious pasta and pork and risotto dish. Sophia
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Fave
    doktortimVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    New restaurants are so hit and miss. They can be pretentious and off-putting, or suffer from quality control, or just miss it when it comes to creating the vibe I want to hang out in. Pagani misses all these traps and delivers great food, friendly and energetic service (led by the sagacious maitre d' Enzo) in a warm environment suitable for romantic fermenting or business solidifying. Go. Just go. Oh and did I mention their cocktails?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a great place!
    Luis
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    With a few minutes to kill before the theatre at the Barrow Street Playhouse next door, we decided to go in for a drink and fell in love with the place and the staff. The bartender made special drinks for us, and made us feel at home. The host and hostess were the nicest and just seeing the food coming out to the tables made us think this would be a great place for dinner. Next day we made reservations and had the best dining experience in NY this trip. This place is a gem because it is equal parts food, drink and service. Also, the neighborhood has a special kind of charm with little shops and quaint buildings like a very artsy kind of neighborhood. 100% recommend it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Brunch, Excellent Service
    Gopster
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went there with family for Brunch on Mother's Day. Excellent service, Food was high quality. Restaurant gave my wife a complimentary mother's day gift. All in all would recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jennVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful, with high ceilings and tearful decor. It's also very loud, which made it difficult to talk to my partner, as we were sitting right next another table. Most of our dishes were great (bread, calamari, pork chop, and tiramisu) but the ramps pasta was a bit disappointing. Our waiter was amazing. He gave me a glass of water served in a wine glass, with lemon and ice so I'd match my boyfriend, who was drinking wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great from start to finish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We came here on a Friday night with reservations for 2. We arrived on time and the restaurant was completely full. We were told that our table was just clearing up and we were sat within 10 minutes. The staff was so nice and friendly we did not mind at all. The food was perfect. Having worked in food service years ago, I am a tough critic about things being done right. I was not let down at all. Too bad I don't live in the area, or this would become my go-to spot! One note: The tables are very close together and they try their best to make sure you are comfortable. So if you don't like being at a small table, tough luck and welcome to New York!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing service and great food
    NYCFoodie
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I've eaten here a few times with groups of 6-8 people and the service is always amazing. They aren't obtrusive in any way. They just know what you need when you need it and they do it all with a smile. The food and cocktails have always been excellent as well. I highly recommend Pagani as a place to really relax and enjoy a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOISY!!
    shm56
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    If you like very noisy restaurants, you MAY like this spot. The service was mediocre at best. We waited at least 30 minutes between our starter and main. The food was okay, but not worth the prices which were average for NYC.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Long Wait No Comp. Drink
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We arrived on time for our reservation, however we had to wait exactly 40 minutes for our table. The hostess offered us a beer as we waited at the bar. Food was good and the our server was efficient. When we got the check the beers were not on restaurant but on our check. Very shady!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal Great service
    GAFNYCVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    First time dining here pre theater. Great overall experience. The pasta dishes were delicious and the service was first rate. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Hot Spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italophiles come here
    MBBostonVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    My husband is Italian-American and we visit Italy regularly. Our love of the food and culture means we tend to be a little critical of restaurants in the US that try to get that perfect mix of atmosphere, service, food, flavor, and generosity of spirit that are the hallmarks of the best Italian eateries. Pagani--a place we stumbled upon thanks to a friend's recommendation--gets it right. It helps that it's run by an Italian family, of course. The food is spot on--not fussy, with quality ingredients and consistency (really what makes good Italian food). The drinks are exquisite, and the service--what can I say?--makes me feel like a celebrity. Pagani is now a regular stop on our visits to New York. It feels like it's always been there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • average italian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Just average italian food. Ambiance could be much better, more creativity on the menu as well. Nothing really special.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rave review
    EdNYC
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Great food and wine, and friendly, knowledgeable and attentive service. Everyone in our party of 4 was very pleased with the whole evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT PLACE IN WEST VILLAGE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Can't find more attentive and pleasant service than Pagani! Excellent food -- our favorites are apple fennel salad and the branzino. Pastas are freshly made and the sauces are just perfection. Excellent wine list and many choices by the glass -- or by the very reasonably-priced quartino, (a quarter of a liter, or 250 ml of wine) which, by the way, is a third of a standard 750 ml bottle. The staff at Pagani is really outstanding. Will be back again within the week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Reviews
    2foodies
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The table had mixed reviews on the food and ambience. It was extremely loud, we had seen other reviews on the restaurant that recommended it as a date place, and that should not be the case. Out of the two of us, one person liked the food and the other didn't. This would be a good place to meet your friends in the neighborhood; however, did not meet what we were looking for. That being said, the staff was phenomenal. The hostess worked to get us sat at a table that we would like. The bartender knew the drinks and described them to us in a way that made us know we would choose the right drinks for our tastes. The server was very friendly and was able to tell us extensive details about every aspect of the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Made a reservation and still
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Made a reservation and still had to wait 15 minutes but was given a complimentary glass of champagne during the wait. It was a friends birthday so we mentioned that to the hostess, but the communication to the waiter was not executed because after waiting for the birthday dessert and seeing 2 others pass by, we had to request twice more before they brought something over (after we had already eaten dessert). Other than that, the general service was good and the food was great. The ambiance was cozy and welcoming. Would come back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Spot
    SEG12
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Friendly waiters and delicious pasta. I had the linguine with clams and it was terrific. The prices are reasonable. The restaurant was a bit dark especially in the back, and I expected more energetic music to be playing, but it was a very comfortable experience. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful find
    doocat
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Enjoyed dinner here the other evening. The wait staff was friendly and pleasant. Saturday evening the restaurant was full and a bit noisy. The food was very good and there were plenty of healthy choices. Portions were moderate, which was fine. Salads were well presented and tasty. The wine list is limited, but OK and the prices reasonable. I would definitely head back for another fine meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Pleasurable Experience
    FBESQ
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Went for an out-of-character early dinner (5:15pm) on Saturday, as my gf and I had tickets to a show later that evening. That being said, we were the first diners to arrive and had our pick of tables. The staff was extremely friendly, from the front of the house mgr, to the waitress, to the chef, who came to our table on several occasions. The food, as well as the wine list, were moderately priced. We started with the pear and plum salad, then had the arancini and charred octopus. Added a pasta course of the gnocchi with black truffle and walnuts. Entrees were the sea bass special, and I the lamb shank special. Finished with ricotta cheesecake and espresso. Highlight dish was the charred octopus-a must order. Room packed by 7:30
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and lots of potential.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Good food and lots of potential. Waitstaff needs some training.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent new Italian
    Elle
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    A few great italian spots closed recently in the west village, so its really wonderful to have something like this around! great crowd, great service, and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm and Lively with Great Food
    CYCNYCVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    This is my favorite low key but special place (a tricky balance that has been achieved)- great for a date, meeting a friend for dinner or a celebratory evening. I particularly love eating at the end of the bar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new place!
    NYEGuestVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Very cool ambiance, great service and excellent food. We especially loved the artichchoke salad and mushroom pasta. Must haves!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute & inexpensive
    SdpinnycVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Pagani is cute and cozy. Its a great space and nicely decorated. Great for a low-key date night or gathering with friends. Its energetic without being too loud. The food is surprisingly good - not outstanding but definitely solid and prices can't be beat. Its really inexpensive and portions can easily be shared. My husband and I shared the warm buffalo mozzarella to start which was pretty good. Then we shared the pasta with mushrooms which was actually delicious - very light and flavorful. Last we shared the beef brisket. I've definitely had better but it was great, and comforting because it tasted like a good homemade dish my mom made growing up.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!!
    Nicole
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I used to live in the Upper East Side and frequent Uva a lot-go figure Pagani is the sister restaurant. You will not be disappointed! We had a group of 6 and everyone loves their entrees. The pasta is fresh and out of this world. You have to try the Buffalo mozzarella, it is the best I've ever had. Service is top notch too! Thank you for a wonderful experience, we are definitely coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.