Italian

Carroll Place

Carroll Place

I somehow walked by Kenny’s Castaways probably around a million times in my early life and never went inside. Something about the joint¬†repelled me. Maybe…

Santina

Santina

I gotta admit that I was a little hesitant about coming to this place for more than a couple reasons. The first of which was…

Zucchero e Pomodori

Zucchero e Pomodori

This neighborhood needs another Italian restaurant like a Port Authority bathroom needs another strange smell. We’re not claiming this is the latest in a long…

Vespa

Vespa

[CLOSED] A crowded little Italian place on the UES. Sound familiar? It is. The funny thing is, we never get sick of decent, mid-priced pasta….

Spada

Spada

[CLOSED] You’re not going to be blown away. You’re probably not even going to remember what the place is called. Sparta? Spade? Spata? What you…

Sotto Cinque

Sotto Cinque

[CLOSED] For the truly cheap and the insanely tasteless, try this “bistro” on the upper east side where the only thing smaller than the portions…

Sambuca

Sambuca

[CLOSED] Another one of those extremely uninventive family-style restaurants that delivers a lot of food, but not much taste. We are constantly disappointed by these…

Puttanesca

Puttanesca

[CLOSED] Yes, there are many Italian restaurants in NYC. So many, in fact, that they all seem to blend at times. There are only so…

Puglia Restaurant

Puglia Restaurant

The king of the Little (sh)Italy rip-offs. The food and decor at Puglia are just plain uglia. All bad puns aside, this place has absolutely…

Pomodoro

Pomodoro

This place is pretty basic. You have your soups, sandwiches and a few salads. Along with this normal lunchtime fun is a menu of Italian…

Pazza Notte

Pazza Notte

Rumor has it that there is food and hit served in this joint. I have my doubts. The only reason to come here, as far…

Otoo

Otto Enoteca Pizzeria

I can’t hear the name Otto without thinking about the worst mascot in college sports history. I’m speaking, of course, about the smiling piece of…

Osteria Stella

Osteria Stella

[CLOSED] Tainted. A very apropos adjective to start off a review that stems from a work event. There’s no way to remain impartial or cognizant…

Osso Buco – Uptown

Osso Buco – Uptown

[CLOSED] Amazingly, Osso Buco means “crappy family style” in Italian. No joke. It still amazes us that these “family style” places feel it’s okay to…

Naples 45

Naples 45

“Brick oven pizzas the size of surfboards,” “Meatballs that taste like bricks,” “Waiters who are completely brickheaded.” These are all comments that have come from…

Minetta Tavern

Minetta Tavern

[CLOSED] Reopened: Minetta Tavern (II) The fact that this thing is just getting its place on The Survey in late 2007 is pretty funny. I’ve…

Mario's

Mario’s

It’s what I like to call The Sopranos effect. If they shot an episode of the show in a restaurant, or anyone from the cast…