October 12, 2010 by Nina
My boyfriendand I went to Pizza and Pasta and I ordered the butternut squash lasagna ($16) and he ordered a pizza ($18). The pizza came out with one piece of basil and cheese very carelessly placed. Though it was good, it was not worth $18. My lasagna was completely cold. Also, the service was the absolute worst I’ve had. Clearly the management of this restaurant is very poor. I do not recommend it here, nor would I go again. There are far better places in New York.
But, Eataly is a pretty cool place to visit. It is like a fancy version of Fairways or Zabars. I had a sampling of the ricotta and spinach ravioli and it was delicious. They make their bread, pasta, and mozzarella on the premises (to be seen).
200 5th Ave
New York, NY 10010
Category Italian Cuisine/Pasta, NY, NYC, Pizza | Tags: bad service,butternut squash lasagna,eataly,how is eataly?,lasagna,new york,new york city,ny,nyc,pasta,pizza | 1 Comment
April 26, 2010 by Nina
When my parents came to visit we all went to Lento for dinner. At first it seemed they couldn’t seat us, but we were able to sit at the oyster bar. I want to start out by saying that the restaurant has good intentions. I loved the idea of a restaurant with eco-friendly and organic food, but none of us much cared for our food. My mom got the burger (it was $5 burger night) and it was absolutely tiny, about the size of a slider burger. My dad got the lobster salad and oysters, which he said were okay. I ordered the “Red Wine Braised duck leg over truffled crispy chive potato gnocchi, shitake mushrooms, organic Norwich Meadows spinach” and it was terribly dry. The gnocchi was okay, it was pan-fried. But the duck really was awful. Julian ordered the “Polenta, Herbed ricotta cheese, organic Norwich Meadows spinach and tomato lasagna,” which was average, but nothing special. Overall, the food was overpriced for the quality and portion size. I will not be going here again.
274 N. Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14607
Category NY, Rochester | Tags: burger,duck,lasagna,lento restaurant,lobster,oysters,rochester | 1 Comment