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Da Ciro Brief Review (Lex and 34th St)

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Da Ciro Brief Review (Lex and 34th St)

eve | Mar 27, 2007 10:37 PM

Went tonight for a relaxed but tasty dinner. Pretty good but for the price, not great value. Very pricy for the area but knew that ahead of time (I was surprised to be treated but peeked a bit-about $100 before tip for split Fried Calamari, two pastas. 3 drinks, 2 expressos). Very noisy at times but never felt rushed so that was great. We lingered for 3.5 hours over the above--it was not crowded on a Tues night. Calamari was tender with light breading with spicy sauce. Good but not great. My pasta special of fettucini, shrimp, asparagus and tomato was very good (but not great). My friend's pasta (think it was rigatoni with eggplant?) seemed fine (didn't taste) but not great either.

In Murray Hill (Hell), good choice for adult dining--40+ versus some of the youngish crowds of the area.

Will try again but not running--rather go to Notaro (2nd and 34th) for less pricy fare. Aim to try Trio around the corner next. This is also pricy but worth a revisit based on a long ago very postive experience.

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