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“Good Food At Reasonable Prices” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lamarca

Lamarca
Ranked #4,909 of 13,489 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Gramercy Park
NYC
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Good Food At Reasonable Prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2011

This is a neighbourhood restaurant that serves very good pasta. Actually, pasta is the only food they serve,

The restaurant is only open Monday through Fridays. It is not open weekends. I suspect this is a labour of love. They would make a fortune of they stayed open on the weekend.

It is a small place. They only have about a dozen tables and it is an open kitchen. You can see them do everything. And, everyone who works there is so friendly.

Did I mention that the prices are so very reasonable. It is all pasta. I have so many favourites dishes. And, they have the same specials on different days of the week,

It is just a really great place with really good food.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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    Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
New York, New York
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Neighborhood Favorite!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2008

I have been eating here for two years at least twice a month and the food never disappoints! Basic pasta dishes are amazing! I recommend the cappellini with meatballs, salsiccia and the spicy tomato sauce! The waitstaff is very friendly and always recognizes us. While delivery can be slow at times, the food is always hot when it arrives! I don't know what I would do without this place!!! :)

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“Nice food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2008

Nice food

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“It's the best soup in town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2008

It's the best soup in town!

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New York
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“Foods Great but they Won't Serve Singles”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2007

I agree with most of the reviews about Lamarca Pasta but I have to relate a recent experience that was very disturbing to me . I was refused service on a Monday evening because I was only one person. Over many years I was a frequent patron of the restaurant, most of the time I went there along with my Mother who lived three doors down the street. While she was in the hospital, I went there for dinner one evening. Four tables were empty but when I asked to be seated, I was refused being told that they would not seat a single person. I 've never heard of such a thing. The following morning I raised this issue with the owner of the restaurant, Joseph Lamarca, who provided no apology for this refusal other to say it was a business decision to maximize his business and offered NO resolution to this problem. I filed a complaint with the NYC Dept of Consumer Affairs, the NYC Restaurant Association, and the NYC Office of Human Rights being told that after they each contacted Mr. La!
marca, he remained stubborn and unwilling to resolve this issue. All I can say this is a bad business practice to refuse service to any customer based on being a single customer. I refuse to return to the restaurant and feel that when a eating establishment no matter how good it may be, how friendly the overall staff is, the customer should be treated with professional courtesy even by it business practices as overseen by its owner.

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