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“Loved it” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cha Cha's In Bocca Al Lupo Cafe

Cha Cha's In Bocca Al Lupo Cafe
113 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013 (Little Italy)
212-431-9755
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Ranked #8,210 of 11,599 restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner
Neighborhood: Little Italy
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

A must visit, lots of history, some big names hang out and here, the photos on the walls tell so many stories, and our waitress had a NY accent to die for! And we were fortunate to meet the owner John Ciarcia, lovely man who knows just about everybody in show biz.

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
“Rip off”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Was walking by this place on a hot August day when my family of five others and I decided to get gelato. Should've known there was a problem when no prices for posted. I asked the guy how much I owed him and he's thought for s While and then he suggested $36. He got my money this time but I vowed to never ever give the guy a Penny again. He is a crook. Good luck if you decide to patronize this guy.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Weston, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Awful.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We thought it would be fun to have sangria in a little courtyard. It was awful. The place is a dump, the pizza seemed like it was from the freezer, service was indifferent, and the blaring Sinatra music did little more than annoy us. The Sangria tasted stale. All the photos of the owner with celebrities cannot save the sour experience. We should have noticed that we were only one of three tables with guests on a Sat evening, and high tailed it out of there.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Lansing, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“It has really gone down hill!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

A few years back My wife and I found this place and thought it was a hidden gem. We always wanted to return to it when we made our way back to NYC. After making the trek through Chinatown to what is left of Little Italy, we we extremly disapointed to see how bad this place looks. The service was horrible, they were not even busy. The most disappointing fact was, the food was not good at all. I'm not sure if it is under different management then it was in 2006, but it is a very different experience then it was back then. I recommend everyone to stay clear.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Chiang Mai
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Big disappointment”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Walk on by! There are better restaurants just steps away. The food was cold, tasteless and the service abysmal.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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