nyretiredgal
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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
    2
  • First Review
    January 11, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 7, 2014
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  • Average Rating
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Roberto Paciullo’s hometown of Salerno is transported to the streets of Manhattan. Zero Otto Nove is the second outpost of his famous restaurants from Arthur Ave. in the Bronx. From the atmosphere to the food, stopping by Zero Otto Nove is taking a quick trip to Italy. The wood-burning brick oven is at the center turning out classics like the Margherita, and Roberto's originals, such as La Riccardo with butternut squash puree, smoked mozzarella, spicy pancetta, and basil. All the pastas are homemade, and all ingredients are brought in from New York's Real Little Italy, Arthur Avenue.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2013
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2013
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"No the same Italian quality as the Arthur Avenue restaurant. Pizza's were very doughy not crispy at all. Seafood salad was plentiful. Pasta was a bit too al dente to the point of chewy. Rabbit dish ha way too many bones, short ribs were chewy and veal dish just plain boring .Dessert was nothing special."
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2013
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The Livanos family, owners of Oceana, Molyvos and Abboccato in Manhattan, are opening the Moderne Barn, American restaurant and an extensive wine cellar. Personal wines are welcome, corkage fee applies, $45.<br /><br />For your next special occasion, inquire about our specialty cakes. We would be happy to assist you with pricing and details. We do require one week advance notice. If you are interested in bringing your own cake, we do have a $3 plate fee per person.<br /><br />For dietary restrictions please call the restaurant directly.<br /><br /><br />Options<br /><br /><br />Moderne Barn<br /><br /> <br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Very Noisy
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/01/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/01/2014
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Although the food is good (not great) the noise level is over the top. The place was packed as usual when we went on a Saturday night. We were seated upstairs where the ceilings are low, the temperature very hot and the conversations below rising. Our appetizers were ok; Kale Salad, chewy octopus and tuna tar tar that lacked a punch. For dinner we had the Swordfish which was very tasty although a might tough, Cod which was a bit dry and a burger which was really the best of the entrees. Desserts were a tough baklava and a tasty lemon cheesecake. It's a good place to meet friends if you have large parties which they can accommodate."
Dined on 03/01/2014
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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SAVONA, SCARSDALE is the second location of ZAGAT Top 5 Italian Restaurant, SAVONA, in Philadelphia. Consistent, creative, high quality dining and seamlessly orchestrated service has been the hallmark of SAVONA's success for 15 years. Now, Executive Chef, Andrew Masciangelo, and Chef de Cuisine, Eric Goods, offer their soulful regional Italian cooking here in Westchester, New York. Their farm to table philosophy involves handling products as few times as possible to capture the natural flavor intensity of each ingredient. Culinary excellence is supported by a killer wine program featuring an extensive array of wines by the glass created by Fred Dex, Master Sommelier and Yohann Zinier, GM/Wine Director. A 20 foot white marble bar, sexy lighting, dramatic drapery, contemporary leather chairs and thick butcher block tables set the stage for high quality dining. We look forward to welcoming you to SAVONA.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Savona Never Disappoints!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/20/2014
 2013
Dined on 02/20/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We dine at Savona at least once a month. The food never disappoints us and the service is always professional. We started with a sampling of meats, cheeses and crostini's. All delicious. My fish was a nice size and cooked perfectly. They cook several fishes the same way with the accompaniments. We had an ice cream sandwich for dessert. Yummy!"
Dined on 02/20/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you’ll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their “Achievement of Excellence Award.” Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our event planning staff has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Usual steakhouse fare...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/10/2014
 2013
Dined on 01/10/2014
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Started with calamari and it was ok. we all had filet's and they were perfectly cooked. Sides; parmesan fries very tasty, wild mushrooms undercooked and too earthy, mac and cheese lousy. Chocolate cake and ice cream desserts were fine. Very bi wine list with a nice half bottle selection."
Dined on 01/10/2014
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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The critically acclaimed New York Times 3-Star rated Alba's Restaurant awaits you with it's magic. Owner and Chef Ray Alba welcomes you with open arms to enjoy his homemade pastas, as well as fresh fish of the day in a setting that combines striking neoclassical architecture with elegant modern furnishings. Chef Ray is comitted to bringing Italy to Westchester and pleasing you palette. Alba's will refine and redefine the dining experience.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Pricey!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/09/2014
 2013
Dined on 01/09/2014
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Alba's menu is eclectic with something for everyone. The food it good but very expensive. A very tasty, albeit small, piece of halibut was $32. Oysters were fresh and the antipasto starter was ok. Desserts were good. Wine list is diverse but if you are offered a special wine by the glass ask the price! You are better off buying the bottle."
Dined on 01/09/2014
 2013
Special Features: notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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