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This place has been here forever..and with good reason.
It remains because the only thing they change is the fresh and varied italian offerings..PASTA's rule.....
Great Garlic Rules!. A wonderful restaurant our circle of friends has frequented for decades -- delicious appetizers of fresh vegetables sauteed with fruity olive oil and loads of garlic. Pastas are magnifico -- creamy fettucine alfredo worthy of the name, spectacular alla matriciana with smoky pancetta. So tasty -- you'll become a regular, too!
Stay away place is running with rodents they run right over your feet. I cant imagine anyone writing something nice about this place. The place isnt run by Italians it's ran by a bunch of ecuadorians and a crazy little old Italian guy who is heavily medicated and yells at his customers. My wife and I stopped in for a nice meal and were mortified at this place they had rodents running on the floor clearly as plain as day when we told the owner why we were leaving he started to yell and curse at us he said this is Manhattan what the f*** do You want. This place should be closed we contacted the board of health they said they have numerous complaints and were working on it I guess they arent working hard enough .
The best chef in the world. Is the best italian restaurant i have ever been at....and best baked clams ever i would eat their every day.
User review by big_fish_small_pond. As an Italian living in NY, I generally cringe at Little Italy's overpriced mediocre food served by faux-charming waiters who insist on calling me "Bella". Although there was a hint of this tourist-trap stereotype at Benito's, I admit that I was pleasantly surprised by their stuffed artichokes. These little babies tasted pretty authentic, which I never would have expected. The manicotti were another story though; the dish reminded me of what we were served at my college cafeteria. The sauce was especially disgusting - it tasted like jarred Ragu.
bad experience. I don't personally see that my friends and I did anything except order, eat dinner and try to enjoy an evening in Little Italy. We did NOT cause any scene or even ask for extra attention...we weren't even offered parmesan cheese or dessert! My friend asked for a capuccino..the respose without even looking up was.."we don't make those"...while he was adding in his tip to our bill, since when did adding a tip become the norm with only 3 people dining! The food was okay, but I swear the mushrooms were out of a can, no where near fresh. Italians are supposed to take pride in their food. There are plenty of other choices, the food is not worth being rushed. Enjoy your dinner somewhere else!
I can't wait to come back!. The best italian food i had in a long while. The service is outstanding! affordable gourmet meals!
you will feel like you are at home!!. You people that could possibly rate this restaraunt low obviously don't know what Quality Italian food is supposed to taste like. Also being Italian, I appreciate the "at home" feeling I get while in the place. The waiters joke with you and you feel as if they are your cousins and momma is in the kitchen whipping up some of the best food you will ever eat in your life! If you want your food to taste like it was masswed produced and rushed, and you want to be pampered, don't come here. But if great food and an authentic Italian family atmosphere is what you want...this is the place hands down. The place was featured on the food channel for Gods sake!!
amatriciana or something like it.... i ve been there around ten times and was always very please with my experiences.starting with the food wich is really well done in a strait forward way.rich textures authentic feel i think i remember seing the same chef 5 times big man serving you like an "aubergiste" in an italian way.value is excelent.i ve tried about six restaurant in little italy and this stays my favorite.
Fantastic!. I recently went on a vacation to New York City with my mom, my friend and her mom and we ate at this cute restaurant in Little Italy. The waiters are so cute and the food is delicious. I highly recommend eating there, plus their price seems reasonable after looking at surrounding restaurants.
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