Torrisi Italian Specialties
Unforgettable experiencThis was the last meal we ate while in NYC before heading home. For my wife and I, the most enjoyable aspect of any trip is the food, and we're always looking for unforgettable experiences, the kind that you'll never forget, and Torrisi is definitely a restaurant we will not forget. Everything was so original in its execution, but the tastes were somehow very familiar to the palate. And the dessert we had, the lemon cake is by far the best dessert i've ever had, and the my last favorite dessert lasted me almost a decade.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA steal at $75/pp!Every course was absolutely delicious and the service was truly impeccable.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMTorrisi lives up to its reputationThe food was great, as was the service. At one point we wanted skim milk for a cappuccino and they were willing to go next door to get some. The store ended up being closed but it's the thought that counts! The servers were helpful without being in your face. It seems like a great date spot though I was there with a friend. We actually sat at the counter and though I'm not a huge fan of doing so, it was great to see the servers prepare each item so carefully. Again, awesome experience and now that you can get a reservation, totally worth it.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMIntimate, charming tiny venueIntimate, charming tiny venue with a prix fix menu so choices are very limited. The best thing on the menu was the bocci which was our of this world. Reservations are hard to come by so we had to eat too early but c'est la vie.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThey only do a tasting menuThey only do a tasting menu and at $75/person it is totally worth it. each person gets 4 small appetizers then you pick a pasta, a main course and a dessert. there were two options for each (and also a couple of additions not on the menu that sounded absolutely delicious but would've added onto the $75 price tag). The fresh homemade warm mozzarella cheese app was heavenly. i wish i could've ordered ten of them. each beginner course was fresh, not too complicated, well made with a perfect balance of flavors. special care can be seen in their dishes. i ate as slow as possible in order to savor each bite. all other courses were just as good. a special spot and worth a visit.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic, relaxing, and professionFantastic, relaxing, and professional without being off putting. Loved everything about it.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMUnforgettable GnocchiTypically, I'm not the type of person who goes out for $200 meals (minimum, per couple). I much prefer to discover those little gems throughout NYC that look like holes in the wall, but have the best tasting whatever you've ever had, and paying under $20 bucks for it. However, at Torrisi, I felt like I got the same value as one of those little gems. The food was definitely worth the price. Several of the dishes, especially the sheep's milk gnocchi, were unforgettable.
The wait staff was impressively well orchestrated in the way they shared tables while consistently bringing correct orders. They were friendly and informative, without being intrusive.
We got the regular menu, but I'm already thinking of going back for the tasting menu.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful lunch. LookHad a wonderful lunch. Look forward to going back for the full chef's dinner tasting menu.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI went with a friend as aI went with a friend as a birthday treat. Lovely evening. You put yourself in their hands for the meal, but those hands know what they're doing. We had the $75 tasting menu. Not cheap, but good value for the quality of ingredients and the excellence of the preparation. I would say it's a romantic spot, and although I wasn't there with that sort of friend it was still very comfortable for us.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a wonderful experienceI had a wonderful experience and will return again!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBig win in a small placeAwesome restaurant and great food. It is my favorite Italian place in New York. My only gripe is reservations are tough to get but that has to be expected given how good this place is and how few seats they have. As a side note the mozzarella is unmatched and it is very good that it is always on the menu.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food at Torrisi is sublime,The food at Torrisi is sublime, and the service matches it!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTasting menu is sensationalHad the 20 course tasting menu. What a sensation! Probably 10 courses were simply outstanding. 5 very good. And 5 just ok (partly because of my personal taste preferences). To me that's a great batting average. Some of the courses were just gems, miraculous. Overall this was significantly better than the more highly touted Momofuko Ko tasting menu.
It is a very large menu though. I would like to see a slightly smaller version at maybe 15 courses. I think you could tighten it up by cutting a few of the less spectacular courses. But in any case, a thrilling experience.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic. Wine is a bitFantastic. Wine is a bit pricey but good. The food was really delicious, I guess I wish there was a little bit more variety, but it was all incredible.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFor a birthday/11 yr anniversaryFor a birthday/11 yr anniversary celebration, this was a great place. The food was so delicious and special. Lovingly prepared and thought through. The pastas were especially outstanding, but if the maraschino duck is on the menu I would highly recommend it as well.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPractically perfect dinnerDespite all the pre-meal hype, we were still wowed. Easily a top 5 dinner in NY, and we live here. Every course was inventive, thoughtful and delicious. The service was fine dining level, if a little detached. Love the tiny space that looks like your Italian grandmothers dining room, but more elegant.2/3/2013 12:00:00 AM