A few things to note: food
A few things to note: food was not quite as good as it used to be. pasta dishes a bit on the bland side.
Service very slow & not attentative. For five people, it took over 2 1/2 hours. service not prompt, not on top of water refilling, not on top of check. service needs to be improved.
Hostess very nice and polite but should not be wearing ripped torn up Jeans. Should look more professional.
A manager, bald headed man, was there to over see things, but should have been going to each table to ask how things were.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
More value than we expected
The food was in quite large portions and very good value. I was prepared for higher prices and standard fare, but each of us enjoyed our meal - various pastas, pizzette and the salads. The atmosphere was cozy, vibrant and energetic. There were families, couples and friends meeting for a drink. It was a great final dinner out with my parents and family before we headed back to the West Coast. The food came at a nice pace and our kids were able to find some options (although the pasta portions can be huge, so think about sharing.)
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Midtown reliable & friendly
We needed a convenient place to meet friends visiting from out of town and staying on 10th ave in the 50s. Puttanesca worked perfectly for meeting, eating and rolling a baby stroller. Lunch was great.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREAT ITALIAN FOOD
Great Italian dishes at reasonable prices. There were four in our group and we each raved about our entrees. Service was very good and we went before the theater and we were finished with ample time to make our show. We always eat here when we visit NYC.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently reliable good
Consistently reliable good quality italian basics. Friendly staff. Pleasant ambiance.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gets better each time we go!
We live nearby and have now been here three times since the restaurant reopened. Each time it gets better. The appetizer choices are great. Our main entrees were delicious. The service was attentive and not intrusive. And the prices are very reasonable. The place is attractive and the tables are spread out so you have some space between you and the othrr diners. We will be back.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Homemad Italian,crowded pre-theater
Been coming here for years for pre-theater dining, with a parking garage right around the corner and a few blocks walk to Lincoln Center, or Broadway shows. With a reservation it took about 20 minutes to be seated, but of course the marathon was this weekend and everyone was looking for pasta. The service is incredibly quick, which made up for the lost time. I recommend reservations, even if this place is still a bit off the radar, at least for the time being. The portions are generous, without being too big (read: won't make you sleepy before your show!). Flank steak is wonderful, as is the pasta. For Entrees/wine/dessert/coffee, paid just over $100 for two with tip/tax. I'll keep coming back.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really enjoyable evening
From the wine (merlot was really quite good) to the fried calamari (delicious) to the eggplant parm (YUM although doesn't come with any sides) to the coconut pie for dessert I must say the food was really quite good. Additionally the prices are very reasonable. I did think the eggplant parm should have been offered with a pasta side rather than having to pay extra for one because at $16 you don't exactly get a large portion. But I can honestly say every bite was really delicious. Even the bread on the table was notable fresh and they provide a pesto with olive oil dip that is outrageous. The service was excellent and friendly as can be. I would definitely recommend this a really good Italian dining option.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Italian restaurant
I came here with 4 other girls for my birthday dinner. The decor of this place was very nice and open with modern country vibe. Since we came at night the ambiance where our table was on the entrance side were soothing. The table had crispy calamari and zucchini which was good and the beef carppacio was not bad either. The entrees includes short ribs ravioli, pumpkin ravioli, gnocchi, and chicken salad. Everyone enjoyed their meal. For dessert we had coconut cream pie and apple tart. Both were not bad. The portion size on everything was average which is good because we did not want to carry any leftover for a night out. The best part was the food were reasonable priced. We definitely would come back here.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM