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Restaurants & Bars Manhattan Italian Dinner Meal Review


douglas525 | | Feb 13, 2007 11:16 AM

I heard lots of good things about Apizz and when I went there, I must admit, I was slightly underwhelmed. Don't get me wrong, the four items we had ranged from good to excellent, but I didn't have the oh-my-god experience I was hoping for. Maybe nothing could have lived up to the hype.

The pizza was just cheese on flat bread with a sliced up basil leaf. It was plenty tasty, but I could have made that at home in less than five minutes with a dollar's worth of ingredients. Not what I expected for a $13 appetizer.

My wife had the polenta and said it was magnificent. I guess I just don't like polenta.

Our entrees were both very good. She had the gnocchi and beef and I had the skate with new potatoes. However, I was disappointed that the risotto on the website menu is no longer on the actual menu.

So again, everything was fine and good. Maybe I'm just on a tighter budget than most of this restaurant's patrons. If I'm gonna drop a note on dinner for two, I wanna leave with that gaga feeling. And now that I'm thinking about it, it was probably the appetizers and lack of risotto that did my opinion in. Because the entrees were really great.