281 W Broadway, New York, NY | Directions 1001340.720805 -74.005078
Sun-Thu, noon-11pm; Fri-Sat, noon-midnight
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Tribeca
Rude Rude – As a local to the neighborhood I was very disappointed with the rude waiter. "you need a reservation" I don't think so ...knowing if they are going for a status clientele...Put it this way, my boyfriend and I are much better looking than the dinner crowd last Saturday night.
La dolce vita plays out in a rustic Tuscan restaurant in Tribeca. – In Short
Diners may feel like they're in a villa overlooking a vineyard, especially when the afternoon sun streams in through the long, shiny windows. A welcoming, rustic scene is set with brick, oak and wrought-iron. The menu feels just as transporting, with hearty soups such as pumpkin laced with amaretto and white bean with rosemary, robust mains like fettuccini with braised rabbit, roasted lamb shank in Chianti reduction and stewed calamari in red wine, and desserts like Italian-style cheesecake.
Try the Brunch! – Fresh Fresh Fresh! food is outstanding, and w/ all the over priced blah Italian places in NYC this one is a stand out. We went for brunch on Sunday morning after staying the weekend @ near by hotel. Service was fantastic, my fritata was perfection. By far the most satisfying meal of the entire weekend. We keep on going back and have recomended it to several friends, they love it too!
Owner/General Manager is rude but overall ok – My husband and I happened into this place before going to a party in Tribeca. We were escorted to our seat (outside on the sidewalk next to the pretty brush). The owner came out waving his arms and getting mad at us for sitting there saying it was reserved. We comely said no problem, we were told to sit there but we'll move. He was overly aggressive about the whole situation, but our waiter sided with us and had great service from him from that point forward. The Muscules were great, my goat cheese was good but was pre-made and served too cold. We both had the Gnocci and after salting it a bit, it was delicious and light. Definitely worth a try if you're in the area.
Good fresh food and friendly service – Been here a few times and have always loved it. The food is fresh (I believe all the pasta is homemade) and delicious. The amibiance is nice, condusive to groups or a more intimate setting. Our service has always been excellent. I'm sure we'll be going back here many more times.
Great Disappointment – I just returned from this Restaurant. I normally don't write reviews about places, but because of the bad experience I had to share my thoughts on this mediocare place:
1. FOOD: way below average for Italian, especially in NYC. The ingredients were cheap and low quality.
2. Ambiance: Prouds itself of being homey. But if that's what you want you should just stay home.
3. Service: BAD! We only saw our waiter once, we he took our order. The busboys did the rest.
4. Crowd: Tourists and Jersey girls. Too much big hair and not enough finess.
5. Conclusion: Avoid this over-rated expensive place.
great food! – i hate to be the only person who doesn't submit a 100% endorsement of this place, but i should be honest. i think the food was great, the service was great and the service was absolutely impeccable. however, i thought it was a little pricey and that the portions were a little small. overall very good though.
A jewel in the crown – In a city of many excellent Italian restaurants (and even more bad ones), Pepolino deserves special mention. In a casual atmosphere just outside of Soho, the very inviting staff attend to your every need as you dine on an atypical selection of Northern Italian cuisine. The food is exceptionally fresh and there is nothing on the menu that wouldn't please most culinary senses. I have to mention the meatballs - wow. The wine list is short, but provides good diversity, with several little gems (particularly the Tuscans). And whatever you do, do not forego the cheesecake. Best in NYC.
amazing! – a block too far for the prada-clad crowd to trot from the trendier part of west broadway, this place is a mellow mix of romantic daters, regulars, and small groups who enjoy the great food, exceptional service, and authentically italian atmosphere.
Outstanding! – My boyfriend and I were in New York a while back. We were staying in the neighborhood and found this place to be, above and beyond, any other restaurant we visited. The food was really excellent (we ate there twice in 5 days) and the service was courteous and prompt! We still talk about it. . .
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