Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:18 PM
We started with a generous salumi and cheese platter (okay, there were two sizes and we ordered the larger). At $15 it was impressive; served on a wooden platter the meats and cheeses, scattered with olives, cherry tomatoes, walnuts, orange wedges and some really nice cantaloupe. Nice counterpoint. There was also a flatbread that looked uninteresting but actually had plenty of character, a traditional Sardinian flat bread called pane carasau.
After the salumi we knew we weren’t going to make it past the primi, so we ordered those: a lasagna for me, traditional and as good as I have had recently, and malloredus sardi alla campidanese for him. This was a short Sardinian pasta, saffron-flavored, with sausage, tomato sauce and pecorino cheese. We had to work around the malodorous-sounding name and the pasta that looked rather like a plateful of grubs, but it was really good. These were both primi-sized, not an entrée if you have an appetite, but after that meat platter we weren’t feeling cheated.
We like the feel of the place but I really think they might have punched up the name, famous or not. It reminded us of a kinder, gentler Frankie's 457.
Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:30 PM
they are right across the street from us.
You should have stopped in. #25
Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:49 PM
Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:51 PM
They probably thought we were Jehovah's Witnesses.
Dmnt, s, we hammered and hammered on your door. Must've been 20 minutes, no answer. We finally gave up any hope of getting a meal from you and went to River Deli.
"None of you get it." - Wilfrid (on the Beatles)
"I don't have time to point out all the ways in which you're wrong" - irnscrabblechf52
Posted 02 August 2010 - 08:05 PM
anyway we weren't home on Friday evening.
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 04:58 PM
[M]ost of the pastas hover around $25. This ought to be enough to buy bucatini that is cooked on both ends. -- Pete Wells on Caravaggio ( * review)
Tonight, there was a dessert of coconut, rhubarb, and black olive. Obvious in its execution how innovation and experiment, when introduced for their own sake, are annoying. --irnscrabblechf52, May 9, 2013
notorious stickler -- NY Times
deeply annoying and nitpicking -- Molly O'Neill, One Big Table
Posted 03 August 2010 - 05:10 PM
Posted 03 August 2010 - 05:32 PM
Is this where that extremely pleasant if not very exciting Japanese restaurant used to be?
No. They built a condo there. It's directly across the street from it, where the (yes, you knew this was coming) DELI was. The deli was named River Deli and the owners of this new restaurant thought it cute to keep the name.
And I dont think it's as good as Noodle Pudding by a long shot... yet. But, NP started much like this. Long walk from Barge Music, especially since this part of the park (Pier 6) is not yet connected to the one down there (Pier 1). But it's only 1 block short of the park & that's nice in its own right. (not to mention across from the scamhis and not much further than that from steve r & ginny.
Posted 03 August 2010 - 05:33 PM