I've been coming here for years and the food is absolutely amazing! The waiters are awesome! The atmosphere is fantastic.What you should know:If you plan on coming during dinner hours, you may be in for a wait, so come early and sidle up to the bar for a drink.Gets a little tight for groups over 6, but they can accommodate you if you call ahead.Chat with the waiters and they will become your friends - people are people and should be treated as such. You treat them well and next thing you know its like you just came to your family's for dinner!Hot summer nights, come a bit later for the outdoor seating. Or during brunch for the same.What I order:Brunch: Crostini Toscano - Pate on grilled bread. Grilled Calamari.Dinner: Carpacio con Argula - Beef carpacio with greens. Parpadelle al Anatra - shredded duck pasta with a pink sauce. Simply amazing! You must get this!!Desert: Tiramisu - Save room for this!!
I thought Luna Piena was outstanding. Located on a block with tons of restaurants covering several ethnic cuisines, Luna Piena may not have been my …
Let's be clear. This is the best restaurant on the upper west side, hands down. I went with some friends before the show at the Beacon. Funny that they were offering PBR beers at the bar. Waiter said that when shows that are 'rockin' they like to get into the spirit of things by offering a can beer. Well I did have a PBR! Its been like 8 years for a PBR but it was fun. We then got down to business with a wonderful Chianti that was so smooth and flavorful. Just loved it. We also had a bunch of apps and dishes. I had the Steak (course with my Chianti ;) We ended with a fantastic chocolate cake dessert that was warm and it came with some gelato or ice cream. I would totally recommend Cesca. The staff were so nice and the food was delicious.
Excellent place in Little Italy!We ate here with a party of 10. We arrived 30 minutes early and they were ready to seat us. Sat outside and enjoyed the scene as Mulberry is closed to cars on Friday night during the summer. The food was amazing. I had the lasagna. The best I've ever had. Everyone at our table said the same for their dish. I have two kids that are gluten-free. They offer gluten-free pasta which the two kids devoured. Wine menu very reasonable ($25-30/bottle).Staff was great. Wait staff friendly. After some confusion about doggy bagging one of our plates, the owner insisted on making a brand new dish for us to take. Highly recommend to everyone.
Loved this restaurant from the moment I walked into in! The atmosphere is cozy and the staff is super friendly. The menu had so many great options. We started with the mozzarella chips which were yummy. I ordered the pesto and it was amazing. The drinks were superb as well! They were creative and were actually mixed right (a first for us in NYC). We did have dessert which then made it a complete score for us. We got the tiramasu which was literally the best tiramasu I ever had. We had been in NYC for 3 days, eaten 10 meals at 10 different restaurants and this was the only restaurant left us saying we need to come again!!!
I have eaten here several times. You can choose your sauce, sweet, medium or hot. I love hot sauce and the hot sauce here is really hot! You can ask for it on the side for a try or choose the medium or sweet. I never leave this place hungry. Portions of Calamari are hefty and I often need to take home some. Good flavor; Nice portions. Waiters are attentive and the price is fair for Manhattan and the portions. The owner is usually on premises and pleasant to speak with. See you again soon!
Charlie made us feel like family. The food was outstanding- my family rated it TOP NOTCH!!We are from California and the Pizza, Salad and Dessert was so amazing-- not to mention again the service that made us feel like honored guests. We went back a second time to try the other Pasta Dishes- and again had a wonderful time and great meal. Go and see Charlie-- he will make sure you ave a wonderful dining experience. Thanks Charlie- we are telling all our friends who go to New York to look you up.
I've been wanting real Itlalian pizza for a while now, I decided to try Casa Bella as it was recommended to me by a few people. I ordered the Pizza Casa Bella and it was great, a lot of places that said they served &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;real italian, fresh pizza etc.&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; tasted like it was bought frozen from the supermarket and cooked. I was glad to try it, I will definitely come by when I want pizza again.
About my 4th time coming here. The food is always fantastic and the service is great. The prices on the food they serve is always fair no matter what you order. It is well worth the price. I sat at a table outside this time and even though you are outside you never get ignored, the service is just as attentive as inside. This definitely won't be the last time I come here. If you want fairly priced Italian food and friendly staff I definitely recommend coming here!
Good chain Italian food. This restaurant is on par with other Olive Garden's as far as service and food go. There is a long wait because you are in Times Square. The waiting area is limited, but we found room up on the third floor. A bar on the 2nd floor helps past time. We were seated in a corner table on the third floor with great views of Times Square. Service good, food good.
Great Italian food, very nice staff. My waiter was really nice and and knew a lot about the area and NYC. It was my first time visiting NY and my friends had recommended this place to me, the price for what I ordered was great. The salad was very good and the lettuce was fresh. I really had a great time here and will definitely come here again the next time I visit the area.