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Review of Emeril's Italian Table - CLOSED

Emeril's Italian Table
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: East Third Street
Description: Emeril Lagasse serves up his signature take on the familiar Italian staples that he knows and loves.
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Emeril's Italian Table is, at best, convenient. If you don't want to eat fast food in the Food Court at the casino AND you don't want to spend an enoromous amount of $$ at his CHOP HOUSE, then this is at least a place where you can sit down, be served and have a decent meal.

Portions are small, prices are a little high for what you get. Taste wise--there is some flavor.
The Antipasto Sampler is a good start. Don't bother with the Caesar Salad! It is flavorful but don't think $9 for 2 pieces of romaine crisscrossed across the plate is worth it. This is one salad you don't want to share if you're looking for any greens!

The carbonara left much to be desired. Little salty, a bit too al dente and the sauce was thin. The chicken dish looked the best by far; at least it covered most of the plate and it looked like you were getting your $$ worth.

The Emeril's Italian Table happens to be in the right place at the right time...lucky for Him!

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Thank JaniceTAllentown_PA
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

We had dinner at Emeril's during our 20th anniversary trip. I told them it was a special occasion when we made reservations, so they accommodated my request for a quiet table location. The food was great. We shared cheese and meat platter for an appetizer. It's a very generous serving, including a bowl of olives, an artichoke salad and bread sticks, and the "chef selection" cheeses and meats were fresh and very tasty.

For the main course, I had shrimp with porcini ravioli, and this truly was the best ravioli dish I've ever had (and I eat Italian all the time, living in NJ). They melt in your mouth and are bursting with mushrooms. My husband had veal piccata, normally a standard dish, but the sauce and vegetables made it truly special.

We had spiked coffee/chocolate for dessert, and when we ordered pana cotta cake, it came with a little candle and Happy Anniversary written in chocolate sauce on the plate. That was really sweet and made our evening special. Thank you, Emeril's!

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Thank masha99
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Maybe it was because it on special that day, but my salmon was cooked to perfection. You could only barely tell it had been previously frozen. My gelato desert was great (get the toasted almond and the chocolate together). I asked for a mudslide martini to go along with my decadent desert, but the bartender was obviously confused as what I got was not a martini at all. But it was tasty. Server was very attentive (it was early and a little slow at the time).

My only complaint is that the menu should be expanded.

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Thank flashfearless
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

This being Emeril's first Italian restaurant, and we being real N Jersey Italian cucina aficianados,we were eager to check it out. Answer: the place was excellent. We have been to NOLA and some of his other places around the country, so had our expectations. This restaurant is truly reasonably priced, especially with it's pedigree; it's not the local red gravy place, but you knew it wouldn't be going in, right? You can really make choices here depending on your budget. We started with two cocktaiks, a chilled premium vodka for only $7, and a negroni for $11. We shared three salumi choices and three cheese choices for a total of $24, but if you have one of each, it would have been only $10. The salumi and cheese is cut at a dedicated station with a great slicer. The salumi was cut very thin, the way it is in all the best Italian restaurants in NYC. Great San Danielle prosciutto, mortadella, and as a hats off to Emeril, chorizo. Bravo! The cheeses were perfectly ripened, and ample cuts were served (burrata, tallefio, robiola were our choices). We then enjoyed a $10 lasagna with meat sauce which was both very good in taste and portion, and a $12 carbonara, his take being with fresh peas, prosciutto and organic egg yolk. We loved it. No BAM needed! The wine list has many reasonably priced choices (isn't that a breath of fresh air?). We had a very nice Nero d'Avola, one of three offered at $40-45 a bottle. Plenty of wines by the glass also offered as well. Friendly efficient service. It is a pretty large place, but doesn't seem that way since it is spread out along a corridor with several bars that seat about 8-10 people. We came away with the take that if Emeril puts his name on something, it won't disappoint. This place is a winner.

Thank Conseiller99
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We went during restaurant week during our last visit. Service was not very good, and the food was so ordinary. We expected so much more from Emeril. Portions were small and tasteless. So sad.

Thank Bob R
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