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“L'inizio l'fabuloso”
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Ranked #5 of 38 Restaurants in Ardsley
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“L'inizio l'fabuloso”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

Everything was perfect from the warm greeting by the hostess to the house made ciabatta and breadsticks. The housemade sausage starter, along with the grille octopus were superb. The mains of duck breast, the branzino were equally terrific. And dessert...do not miss the Cheesecake parfait with pomegranate. Wine list reasonably priced. Go! You'll be more than rewarded.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank wordwiz
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“So glad we had a reservation”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

This was a very pleasant surprise especially as the weather was cold and wet and there is very limited parking. Once inside we were greeted with a smile and almost immediately seated with drinks in front of us. The space is narrow and tall with a noise level that is energetic but the food and service make up for everything else. Four of us managed to get through prosciutto, clams, pate and a salad as appetizers followed by pasta and chicken. All were delicious, well presented and served quickly. The service was excellent, someone was there to assist when needed but otherwise was unobtrusive. We will return and recommend to others.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank WorldT001
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Hartsdale, New York
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Well done!”
Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

There is obviously a trained, experienced chef in this kitchen...from the appetizers to entrees...delicious! We tried a celery salad with sweet Gorgonzola and kale salad and both were hearty portions and great! The octopus app was wonderful and a red snapper special had two large, succulent pieces of perfect fish. A mulled with orange negron I started the dining and a wonderful Tuscan blend went well with the food...nice

Visited March 2014
Thank lynne B
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Scarsdale, New York
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Italian Kitchen was Much Better”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

Well, sorry to say, but Italian Kitchen was a better meal. I wish they had kept their food instead of their horribly uncomfortable chairs. Really, anyone with a bad back will be miserable there.
We showed up at 6pm on Friday night, to a literally empty restaurant. Even with the dearth of diners, they had to be persuaded to let the 3 of us sit at a four-top. C'mon guys. When we left was still pretty quiet.
The apps were way overpriced for the amount of food. Three tiny pieces of Octopus? MP Taverna has similar price but at least twice as much Octopus in their salad. Sardine special was similarly portioned and priced.
Pasta was good, but really, everything was just OK, and priced to near-perfection. I understand trying to eke out a profit in a tough market, but I ain't going back to spend $40 per person and not be blown away.

  • Visited March 2014
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4 Thank BDR0se
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