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“a failed meal”
Review of Pesce Pasta Tre

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Pesce Pasta Tre
Ranked #6,242 of 13,938 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
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Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Reviewed October 2, 2012

To be seated without wait on a Saturday night in an UES restaurant is most atypical. Equally atypical was the quality of the meal. Friends have spoken highly of this unpretentious restaurant serving a basic Italian menu. Maybe my sister and I came on a bad night but our dinners bordered on awful. Our caprese salad was most unimpressive: mediocre mozzarella layered on top of bland tomato slices without a hint of oil or balsamic drizzle. My grilled snapper entree was flavorless and a bit dry. Also flavorless was my glass of montepulciano; my sister described it as "diluted." (It wasn't but truly lacked the siky plum-like fruit I have come to expect.) I will say that my pasta side dish was cooked al dente and had a decent oil and garlic toss. My sister's gnocchi, however, was nearly mush: not the soft, melt in your mouth gnocchi diners rave about, but an overcooked mush. And while she asked for bolognese sauce, her gnocchi was served with a cream sauce. While it was great to get seated at 7:30 pm without a reservation, and the waitstaff was pleasant, the meal failed. Luckily, prices are moderate.

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Reviewed December 9, 2011

The chicken rollatini was outstanding. Asked for spicy penni pasta and it was perfect. Great local restaurant.

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Reviewed May 6, 2008

nice place, true trattoria style - limited menu - calamari linguine in ink sauce.. ++++

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