181 Thompson St, New York, NY | Directions 1001240.727964 -74.000074
Mon. CLOSED;Tue. - Sat. 12am - 11pm;Sun. 1pm - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Greenwich Village, Downtown
Horrible Establishment – This restaurant was recommended as a humble restaurant with good food. What we got was a restaurant with subpar food and abominable service. The owner would not even allow me to use the bathroom. We had a reservation and I was waiting for the rest of the party and not sure what the name was under. I assured the owner that I was eating at his restaurant but not sure what the name of the reservation was since there was a bunch of us. He would not even let me wash my hands. A restaurant this unfriendly, unproffesional and classless should never be visited. To make matters worse the food was cold and undercooked. I think it is the worst restaurant in Manhattan.
Not Memorable This Time – Dropped in for lunch before and thorougly enjoyed it. This time (Sunday evening 2/9) was not memorable. Food ok, but not outstanding. No one orders off the menu, which is part of the fun her. However, "specials" (e.g., swordfish, chicken marsala, et al, were not). Wine over priced for what tasted like standard industrial swill jug stuff.
Rocco...nothing else! – I dicovered Rocco at my pals Bday party a couple of years ago. And then returning months later, I was shocked to find the staff remembered my name and treated my party like gold. I was hooked. The food is the best and the staff doesnt get any more authentic. Carlos will recommend the fish that was just caught from the sea, or perhaps a nica veal in a burgandy sauce...don't forget the red potatoes. I would have to say the calamari and mussels are to die for..it's true..I killed my friend Joe for his plate! If you are from out of town, please do not come. you will be hooked and probably come back as much as me and take my seat. Rocco is the best. The Best!! No questions asked.
OUR FAVORITE NEW YORK RESTAURANT!!! – After stumbling upon this quaint spot downtown, we were treated to the best italian food we have ever had. The service was wonderful, not rushed, and ready with excellent recommendations. It's really the food that is the stand-out however. Pure and simple italian food with deep flavor and wonderful presentation. You will love this cute hole in the wall!
La Dolce Vita – This is one of the few "real" Italian restaurants left in Manhattan. It looks and feels like Little Italy (though it isn't there) circa 1900. It reminds me a bit of the restaurant in The Godfather, very old times kind of place.
The menu is limited, but you won't be disapointed with what you order, and the service is very friendly. Try the fried calamari when they have it.
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