I am considering Il Mulino for my mother's birthday as she adores Italian food. We have been to both Babbo and Del Posto already, so I want to try something different. We loved Babbo, however we felt that Del Posto was a big of a letdown based on portions and pricing. I know that Il Mulino is supposed to be extremely expensive but how much more expensive can it be than Del Posto? Also I have heard their portions are quite large which my mother would prefer compared to the " fu fu" type places that will serve you much smaller plates.
I do not mind paying for a great meal, but I want to make sure it IS a great meal. Seems like there are many mixed reviews on here about Il Mulino. People either absolutely love it or they just don't care for it at all- no middle ground.I value Zagat's opinions and they have yet to stray me wrong and they gave it an impressive 28 rating. Reservations seem impossible. Does this place live up to the hype or is it just resting on its laurels of the past?
Right now I have Gotham Bar and Grill booked (yes I know it is not Italian) and I will most likely stick with that. but I like having options to consider. I always do this to myself- beat myself up over where to go many weeks in advance- guess its a kind of "fun" way to torture myself lol.