145 2ND Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.729445 -73.987471
Neighborhoods: Downtown, East Village
the restaurant is closed – the restaurant closed a year ago ! the restaurant closed a year ago ! the restaurant closed a year ago ! the restaurant closed a year ago !the restaurant closed a year ago !
Absolutely Atrocious Food. – I had a decent meal here a year or two ago.
But I just had the worst meal I ever had (for the money). Not only were the mussels cold and congealed, but the veal scaloppine with roasted potatoes were similarly cold and flavorless.
The textures were so disgusting I could not even come close to finishing my entree.
It was quite clear that they did not even bother to season the veal with salt and pepper before they threw it into the saute pan.
No lemon squeeze, no parsley either.
They piled it high with some unidentifiable onion muck and not-even-half-toasted pine nuts. Even though I was ravenous, it stopped my appetitite cold. GAAK.
Props for the Pinot Grigot house wine, for which they charged me a whopping $9, but I have to say this place is a waste of fine real estate.
Worst $41.50 I ever spent. PTUI.
Its great! – I think this place is great. A friend and I recently had dinner there and enjoyed it very much. The bruchetta is excellent, as were the meals and the wine. I'm going back again tonight!
You get what you pay for – The prices are as fair as the food. Moderately priced for moderate Italian cuisine. Nothing special about the atmosphere. Even the outdoor setting is as plain as the dishes they serve. For an inexpensive outdoor lunch during the spring and summer months it's okay. But for an intimate dinner with a friend, you may want to keep walking downtown.
Mediocre Dining Experience – I made this my dinner stop last night, after visiting the C-Note. Athough the waiter was initially attentive to my order, he didn't stop by to see if I wanted anything else, or to find out if everything was okay. I ordered the the ribbon pasta with tomato sauce and bacon. The pasta was good (al dente), but the sauce was unexceptional and the bacon was fatty, so I didn't eat it. When I was finished, I saw that the bacon took up half of the pasta plate. Although I won't eat here again, I can say that the most pleasant part of the meal was sitting outside, enjoying the late summer evening, and overhearing an interesting conversation at the next table.
not bad at all! – I wonder what the hell you all experienced there? Went there Weds night and clearly didn't see what everyone else did (save the delightful un-punctuated review). 4 of us shared apps, entrees, dessert & drinks. The bruschetta exc, salad fresh, entrees had tasty vegetables, pasta sauces flavorful, chocalate fondue w/ fruit yummy, etc. The *only* negative is we got our bread & oil (yes, yes, a bit bland) AFTER the entree. Our waiter likely forgot it was so busy. It came then b/c a busboy heard us mention, "no bread at an Italian rest.?!" The $100 check for that much food was quite reasonable anywhere in the village, even if it was sub-par (and it wasn't). I didn't notice the service, meaning it wasn't overly attentive nor lacking. Our time there was really positive. What's different from yours, I don't know. Has everyone gone there on a Saturday night?
If you're sick of Papa John's – Not bad for what it is but that's not saying much. As one reader eruditely pointed out, it's the place where other people go who can't get in somewhere else. We didn't feel like waiting an hour across the street so we chose In Padella because there was no one there. Obviously, that speaks volumes in NYC on a saturday night. To start, no plates for the bread or to pour the olive oil (tasteless). Vine was about 10 degrees above room temp (blasphemy). Veal Parmisano was burnt as were the potatoes (I could do that at home). Service was mediocre. On the positive side, you can sit outside easily and let the passers-by keep you distracted from your plate. In conclusion, if you go on a date here, don't expect another. If you go with friends, enjoy the company because the food will leave much to be desired.
Like the plague – Stay away from this one. Number one, this place really just has a bad atmosphere - filled with people who couldn't get into any of the other places in the area that are worth mentioning. Number two, this dive supports some of the angriest, irrate wait staff in the city. Number three, the food is just plain bad. On another note - Dear Citysearch, please do not allow people to write reviews if they cannot spell and/or grasp the english language.
9 – I readthe reviews and some dont make a sense abaout water i think they are not aware or save water in new york you dont ask you dont get it it is a law and about the food and service you got to try is really good the coment they made for one person on the same day if they make happy so many people why one going to chance our filling about In Padella i going there for many year that means something and is not because of me then i going there for 5 year already dont chance a bit love your place.
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