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Crispo's-review (long)

BigBoy | Oct 8, 2004 11:01 AM

Went to Crispo's last night (14th between 7th and 8th Avenues). It was my second time there. IMHO this is a highly under-rated joint. Very reasonably priced. A small outside area and a nice ground-floor restaurant. They make their stuffed pasta's from scratch. "Working class Italian style food", I guess you could call it.I started with the veal bone-marrow with cooked onions and toast. Not to be missed.Same thing as the marrow in an Osso Buco but cut length-wise. The wife had an arugala salad. Glad she is more adventurous in other parts of our lives. She had the veal dish with artichokes. This dish is so good we had it the first visit and then ordered it again a half hour later. When does that happen? I had the tortellini with beef and some other stuff which I am forgetting.Exceptionally good,maybe a tad over-cooked, but would try another of the homemade pasta's next time. We shared a half carafe of wine, since we were seeing TWELVE ANGRY MEN afterward and did not want to fall asleep.Highly recommended by the way, but that's a different web-site.Desserts were an outstanding strawberry shortcake and a homemade tiramasu. The latter was made by Mr. Crispo himself and was the second best I have ever had after DaUmberta's. The desserts were reasonably priced at $6 when they could have charged $8/10.The dessert portions were most generous unlike alot of places now. An added sidelight was the lovely hostess that sat us. Created a lovely start. All in all a great night in the greatest city in the world!

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