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foodwhisperer | Sep 22, 201109:59 PM

Went to Accapella, on Hudson St near Duane St. It is fancyish old school Italian -American. Everything we ate was excellent. They come with a giant hunk of parmigaiano reggiano or reggiano parmigiano and break off a piece or grate it, similar to Il Mulino. They give you this cheese free for a starter with some soppressatta. The waiters are all Italian, something you dont see very often any more. It was pretty "old school" as the waiters wore tuxedoes or something similar,and the dishes were pretty standard. The portabello with mozzerella was very good. The bay scallops baked in the shell with some pancetta was delicious, we did a pasta course with 3 kinds of pastas. All the pasta was great, especially the pappardelle in a tomato sauce with mushrooms and a touch of cream, the pesto pasta was ok, and the palio fiena (sp) was good too. The pounded veal chop with salad on top was excellent, so was the grilled double cut veal chop in a port reduction. The branzino was great. and the hailbut in with white wine capers and olives was really good. I've had mussels posillipo there ,even though not on the menu, they are very accomodating. The Amarone wine was great. The creme brulee was not bad. I walked out stuffed and happy. The crowd was kind of stuffy, most wearing suits and ties, but casual is fine. Overall , a pleasing experience . Oh yeah, it was their 17th anniversary , so they gave us complimentary champagne to start and complimentary apricot grappa after.

Il Mulino
86 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012

1 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013

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