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“Delicious Italian”
Review of Il Bastardo

Il Bastardo
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Ranked #2,247 of 13,630 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Cross street: Between 21st & 22nd
Transit: E train
Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Delicious Italian”
Reviewed December 10, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I visited here on a weekend evening. It was dark and very romantic. The food was good and the staff was pleasant.

Visited October 2013
Thank Clem D
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Old Bethpage, New York
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Dinner”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

Went there for dinner with wife. Plenty of room, you are not squeezed in like sardines. Service was very good. Food was your basic good italian fare. They had no problem with any of our special requests or substitutions. If you're looking for an uncrowded place with good italian food, freindly service, excellent drinks\bar, that you can go to without reservations, give this place a try.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Bob H
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long island, Ny
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127 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“amazing food”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

we came here last night for dinner. I've been wanting to come here for years now. the food was so amazing. we came for dinner and just so amazing. we all loved it. the inside of this place is also just amazing looking too. loved the lighting. I literally couldn't stop eating the mozzarella I ordered for an app. it was just so good. will definitely come back here one day when in the city again.

Visited December 2013
Thank poisonivy918
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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

Amazing lunch specials!! Get the unlimited wine for $16 per person. The house red and white wines are really fantastic. Definitely recommend this place.

Thank Keelz22
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Surrey, Canada
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Avoid disappointment and dine elsewhere”
Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

Where to begin?

We had just arrived in NY, known for great food, and stopped here because it was busy (usually a good sign) and it looked nice.

Decor was very warm and inviting, obviously Italian, and there was a great vibe. It was very loud and noisy, but my partner and I were there for the food.

We ordered crostini, a pere e noci salad, and a margherita pizza, along with some wine. It was all downhill from there.

There were bread guys that would walk around with one type of fresh bread, distribute to tables, then reload with different bread. A cool concept for sure but while we saw most tables were attended to regularily, our bread was served about 10min in with the wine.

We waited about 30min for the crostini and salad, and despite enjoying the bread immediately after it was served no one came by with more.

The crostini was cold, and although I asked for the salad dressing on the side, it was added directly. We didn't want to send it back so we accepted it but the dressing was extremely salty and oily, so much that we couldn't eat it. We informed our server who offered to get another one, but we declined as the pizza had just arrived. We also had to ask for more drinks (water and wine) as we'd bern empty for the last 15min or so.

The pizza was another disappointment. Extremely salty, soggy crust, and like the crostini, served lukewarm to cold. We tried to get the attention of our server, who appeared to be avoiding our table now, but it was another 15min of waiting patiently before we got fed up and asked the girl working the front entrance about getting our bill.

The server then returned with a dessert menu, and finally asking if we wanted more drinks or bread. We just wanted our bill at that point. It came and we were charged full price for each item - including the salad we couldn't eat.

We explained that we shouldn't have to pay for the salad. There was a disagreement on this, so as a compromise we paid the bill and left no tip (which accurately reflected the service).

One of the worst dining experiences we've ever had. Over the next 7 days in NYC we enjoyed many great meals, so do yourself a big favour and just keep walking past this restaurant. There are too many enjoyable places to visit that you don't want to waste a meal here.

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