I went to Ferdinando's last night and was very disappointed with the meal. It was my first time there and had high hopes but nothing, save for the Manhattan Special, was good. I tried a Panelle Special, a Potato Special, and a Rice Ball Special. The rice ball was soggy. I imagine it would have been great if crispy but it just seemed like it had been made many hours earlier. And though it was covered in sauce, that was clearly not the reason for its lack of crispiness.
The potato special was decent. The panelle was cold in the center. Nothing was crispy our piping hot and really nothing was very good. I went at 7:15 on a Monday. Was that my mistake? Is this place just not for me? I appreciate your clarification because i want to like it, i don't live too far away.