Bronx >Food & Dining > Roberto Restaurant
603 Crescent Ave, Bronx, NY | Directions 1045840.853741 -73.888376
Lunch Mon-Fri 12pm-2:30pm
Dinner Mon-Thurs 5pm-10pm
Dinner Fri 5pm-11pm
Dinner Sat 4pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Belmont, West Bronx
Roberto is a rude, thoughtless and foul-mouthed man – I am a very big on customer service when I go to restaurants. I have a lot of clients and I take them all out to dinner. I went to Roberto's only because one of my clients like to go because it was close to his work place. It was only a matter of time before Roberto and his miserable staff turned him off. He treated us like we were the bums on the street when his high profile clients were in town. He was rushing us out of the restaurant because they needed to be seated. This was after we waited to be seated and the food came out late. It also came out cold. He then drops the bill on our table in the middle of eating. To top pit off, there was a "little creature" in the meal and he didn't even want to deal with it. He became nervous, offended and quickly wanted us out of the restaurant. If you DON'T want to be treated like a bum on the street and get COLD FOOD...DON'T go to Roberto's. Thanks for readiing and good luck.
What's the big deal ??????? – So.....the big deal must be the hype and the long wait. Food OK, service eh, ambiance not bad. Not worth the effort. Stick to Manhattan.
If you like to wait forever for below average food and horrible service, this is the place for you (but not for me) – Dining is one of my favorite pastimes and I do so regularly, particularly in all boroughs of New York City and in many regions of Italy. I have been to Roberto's several times during the course of the last 15 years or so and since my first dining experience there I have not wavered in my opinion. I find the food barely average, the service below average, the prices above average and the crudeness of the owner, Roberto, intolerable. I have often vowed never to go back only to be swayed by friends who have heard of Roberto's and have wanted to try a restaurant in the "Little Italy" section of the Bronx. After my recent very unpleasant experience there, I will never be swayed to eat at Roberto's again. It is extremely disappointing when you've been insulted by the owner of a restaurant after waiting nearly two hours for a table. After hearing similar horror stories as well as having been a victim myself, I come to the conclusion that Roberto is rude and ignorant and not deserving of anyone's patronage. I could not, in good conscience, recommend Roberto's to anyone; in fact I feel it is my civic duty to warn people of the way he ruined our evening and then handed us a very hefty bill. DO NOT EAT AT ROBERTO'S RESTAURANT ! There are many other pleasant restaurants in Little Italy of the Bronx where you get get a nice meal at a reasonable price and where the owner will appreciate your business. He should not be rewarded with having good people spend their good money in his crappy little restaurant. YOU CAN DO MUCH BETTER AND WILL BE MUCH HAPPIER ELSEWHERE.
Good Food, Long Wait – If you try to go to Roberto's during the weekend forget it, all the downtown yuppies come uptown for an 'authentic' experience. The food is very well prepared but a little pricey for the neighborhood.
Excellent Food w/ a LONG WAIT – We really enjoyed everything we ate at Roberto's, however we waited for an hour and forty-five mins for our table. Since there are no reservations, we recommend going either during the week or for lunch, and avoiding Saturday night. Make sure to try the Pasta Fagioli!
cosi' cosi' – Food's pretty good but the service is terrible. Probably impressive for downtown yuppies looking to find "real italian" food in an outer borough, but there's plenty of better restaurants in the vicinity and especially in the other areas in the Bronx.
Amazing Food – This is one of the best Italian restuarants my husband and I have ate at. The food is fresh, the service is great. We enjoyed everything starting with the antipasti, continuing with the entrees and we even finished with the chocolate dessert. We can't wait to return.
AUTHENTIC ITALIAN WHERE ?? – I am very sorry to disappoint all of the Big time lover of the renomed Bronx institution with a multi-plaque wall & many time awarded for food, and a Big Proclamation of the Major of NY claiming the BEST Italian !...It is absolutely the opposite.
He may have in the Past but not Today.We got there at 6:45pm:now; we all know that saturday night dinner out is a big NO NO and nobody will assume to have dinner in a quiet and piecefull restaurant anywhere in the five borogh.estimated wait time...the hostess wasn't sure until 3 hours later 10:28: Here we go Eggplant parmigiana fried & grease & an heavy duty Pollo dish covered with 1/4 of a pound of mozzarella. Italian American maybe,there is so much out there today for what we pay ! His Wine list is very Unbalanced and pricy.
THE BEST ITALIAN IN NY – Roberto'sis the best Italian in NY and well worth the trip to Arthur Avenue. It's not as formal as your other top italian restaurants or as pricy, but the fod is even better. Roberto recommends that a couple should order one appetizer, one pasta, and one main course to share. If you do that it comes to about $30 pp plus drinks and you will be full. The deserts are good - you may have a more enjoyable time walking to one of the many desert places in he neigborhood (Arthur Ave Cafe is my favorite). Back to dinner, order the specials fo the day - they are almost always Roberto's recommendations and are always excelent. Pastas are probably his specialty - the al porcini is to die for if you like mushrooms. Roberto is almost always available for suggestions. Enjoy! Remember - no reservations.
Food was a not a big deal – I went to Roberto on Sunday just to avoid the big crowd on Saturday, I read good reviews about this place so me and my wife we decided to go to the Bronx, we were lucky to find the table right away the place was already half full for Sunday lunch, the food was good but not a big deal as some people may say, the main course I ordered came without vegetables I had to order a side order of broccoli rabe that thing really disappoint me, my wife main course at least had arugola with her grilled chicken, and I think it is ridiculos expensive, why pay so much money to eat a dish of pasta , I have been in other places where you get the same taste and larger portions for a lower price, so Roberto really did not convince me.
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