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Gran Morsi - Tribeca Italian

foodwhisperer | Jan 8, 2015 05:54 PM

I decided to try this Italian Enoteca/Trattoria that I've passed by many times.
The place appears to be newly opened. The room is airy, clean , roomy and looks nice. The menu is Italian food.
I ate solo, so didn't get to try many things. I found it strange that the waiter was showing me a bottle list for wine, and told me about the pizza specials. Seemed a bit much for one person. I also had to beg for bread. Apparently they don't give bread with pasta orders. They do have a bread and cheese plate you have to pay for. Anyway, I did get my bread eventually.
I started with an octopus with balsamic vinegar, potato slices, and celery hearts.The octopus was warm , the accompaniments were cold. Tasted pretty good except for slightly burnt at tentacle end.
Then I decided on a pasta I've never had before anywhere.
Rabbit Sweet Potato Gnocchi. I thought the dish would be too sweet, but it wasn't really sweet at all. The gnocchi was served on a sweet potato puree with porcini mushrooms, chestnuts, and pieces of rabbit. It was delicious and very hearty full flavored dish.
Dessert was a tiramisu that was Ok. The wine by the glass was good. The coffee was good.
The prices are pretty high for not too large of a serving. $17 for octopus app, and $24 for the gnocchi. Wine was about $15 for a Barbaresca.
The service was good. It is a comfortable place, and not crowded. It is in Tribeca on Warren Street. I'll be back.

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