Trattoria Casa Di Isacco

★★★☆☆
  • 536 9TH Ave Ste 1

    New York, NY 10018

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  • 212-594-5408

About Trattoria Casa Di Isacco

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Sun-Thurs 11 am-11 pm, Fri-Sat 11 am-midnight

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Because of the beauty of the place I tried it for a number of occasions

Every time the owner Isacco managed to steal, pad the bill, create confusion.

Isacco is is not to be trusted

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★☆☆☆☆

Because of the beauty of the place I tried it for a number of occasions

Every time the owner Isacco managed to steal, pad the bill, create confusion.

Isacco is is not to be trusted

Pros: Good Food, Good Decor

Cons: The owner pads bills

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It was not just a meal, it was an entire experience! The food and atmosphere were great. The owner, our host, was amazing. Unlike other reviewers, we loved the attention. Isaac had us in stitches. We were laughing the entire time. He even had two lunching cops grinning ear to ear by the time they left. And what's wrong with a little wine being brought your way? He treated us to dessert and to a beautiful port, compliments of the house and for no particular reason. If you want a memorable time, go here. Warning: You must have a sense of humor and a love of life to enjoy this place. I admit that it's not for everyone. Some people do not like being interactive with the host and prefer to be left alone. We prefer a change of pace. Cheers to Isaac, a most gracious and hilarious host. We had a remarkable time! We will definitely be back!

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★★★★★

It was not just a meal, it was an entire experience! The food and atmosphere were great. The owner, our host, was amazing. Unlike other reviewers, we loved the attention. Isaac had us in stitches. We were laughing the entire time. He even had two lunching cops grinning ear to ear by the time they left. And what's wrong with a little wine being brought your way? He treated us to dessert and to a beautiful port, compliments of the house and for no particular reason. If you want a memorable time, go here. Warning: You must have a sense of humor and a love of life to enjoy this place. I admit that it's not for everyone. Some people do not like being interactive with the host and prefer to be left alone. We prefer a change of pace. Cheers to Isaac, a most gracious and hilarious host. We had a remarkable time! We will definitely be back!

Pros: Gracious, entertaining host/excellent food & wine

Cons: None

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I moved to NY recently and this was my first time having Italian in Hell's Kitchen (9th Ave bw 39th & 40th). If you're looking for a dining experience straight out of Little Italy transported to Hell's Kitchen, this is your place. Now, that's not a bad thing. I'm happy I don't have to travel all that far for good Italian food. The kicker is, the manager. Such a doll!! Ladies, if you're looking for a night out with the girls, good music, great sangria and delicious food, this is your place. Gentleman, take your ladies!!

We were the only people there for quite some time and that worried us. No need to worry at all. We were treated like royalty. I recommend the lobster ravioli in a pink vodka sauce and a glass of white or red sangria...I tried both. All three of us enjoyed every last bite. The waitstaff was accomodating, constantly refilled our drinks, served us quickly, answered all requests and were respected by Isaac, the manager. Get to know this guy. He'll give you quite the history lesson along with a few shots & a good time.
Ciao!

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★★★★☆

I moved to NY recently and this was my first time having Italian in Hell's Kitchen (9th Ave bw 39th & 40th). If you're looking for a dining experience straight out of Little Italy transported to Hell's Kitchen, this is your place. Now, that's not a bad thing. I'm happy I don't have to travel all that far for good Italian food. The kicker is, the manager. Such a doll!! Ladies, if you're looking for a night out with the girls, good music, great sangria and delicious food, this is your place. Gentleman, take your ladies!!

We were the only people there for quite some time and that worried us. No need to worry at all. We were treated like royalty. I recommend the lobster ravioli in a pink vodka sauce and a glass of white or red sangria...I tried both. All three of us enjoyed every last bite. The waitstaff was accomodating, constantly refilled our drinks, served us quickly, answered all requests and were respected by Isaac, the manager. Get to know this guy. He'll give you quite the history lesson along with a few shots & a good time.
Ciao!

Pros: Food, sangria, manager, staff & old school charm.

Cons: Need to change name...now known as Trattoria Casa Di Isacco. Jackets too close to kitchen.

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I live a few blocks from this restaurant. The over-the-top, but cozy "Italian" decor is what lured us in, I guess. Yes, the host is an eccentric, grumpy thug-like character who mumbles a lot, But we overlooked this and hoped for the best. Though it was empty when we went, we love Italian cuisine, and were hoping this would be the gem of an Italian restaurant our neighborhood lacked. We too had to go through the entire flat vs. sparkling water routine which was ridiculous and annoying due to our thug waiter's stubbornness and edgy persistence. We ordered an appetizer in addition to two main courses. My wife placed her order, and then I placed mine. I don't know how to be any clearer then to say, "I'll start with the tomato/mozzarella appetizer." He brought one appetizer plate for me and one for my wife. We thought this was odd, but figured he'd split one order up for us. Then after a completely bland, mediocre and all around boring Italian meal the waiter disappeared. He was gone 20 minutes and several of us in the restaurant were wondering what was going on. Finally I went back to the kitchen and asked for the bill. He had actually charged us for two appetizers instead of one! He also charged us for bottled water even though we had ordered tap. He then wanted to argue with me and raised his voice obnoxiously when I asked him to correct the bill. This goes beyond bad service - this place is a SCAM!! I normally tip very well (20 - 25%). That night I tipped 5%, (I've never done this) at my wife's insistence - but I was very tempted to leave him NOTHING. He was sleazy and smart enough to change that $5 tip to $10 on my credit card bill I just noticed tonight! SO I had to sign up and write a review - my first. If you want Italian in this neighborhood I would have to suggest Tre Dici (though its modern, not traditional). STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE by all means, and consider a trip to Arthur Avenue for a wonderful Italian experience.

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★☆☆☆☆

I live a few blocks from this restaurant. The over-the-top, but cozy "Italian" decor is what lured us in, I guess. Yes, the host is an eccentric, grumpy thug-like character who mumbles a lot, But we overlooked this and hoped for the best. Though it was empty when we went, we love Italian cuisine, and were hoping this would be the gem of an Italian restaurant our neighborhood lacked. We too had to go through the entire flat vs. sparkling water routine which was ridiculous and annoying due to our thug waiter's stubbornness and edgy persistence. We ordered an appetizer in addition to two main courses. My wife placed her order, and then I placed mine. I don't know how to be any clearer then to say, "I'll start with the tomato/mozzarella appetizer." He brought one appetizer plate for me and one for my wife. We thought this was odd, but figured he'd split one order up for us. Then after a completely bland, mediocre and all around boring Italian meal the waiter disappeared. He was gone 20 minutes and several of us in the restaurant were wondering what was going on. Finally I went back to the kitchen and asked for the bill. He had actually charged us for two appetizers instead of one! He also charged us for bottled water even though we had ordered tap. He then wanted to argue with me and raised his voice obnoxiously when I asked him to correct the bill. This goes beyond bad service - this place is a SCAM!! I normally tip very well (20 - 25%). That night I tipped 5%, (I've never done this) at my wife's insistence - but I was very tempted to leave him NOTHING. He was sleazy and smart enough to change that $5 tip to $10 on my credit card bill I just noticed tonight! SO I had to sign up and write a review - my first. If you want Italian in this neighborhood I would have to suggest Tre Dici (though its modern, not traditional). STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE by all means, and consider a trip to Arthur Avenue for a wonderful Italian experience.

Pros: Fun, campy, "old school" Italian Decor

Cons: The host is a very grumpy, argumentative scam artist.

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Finally found - a terrific Italian restaurant near the garment district. If you can check your attitiude at the door & are looking to have a delicious meal in a charming little restaurant then you MUST try Pesce Pasta - note, name soon to change to Trattoria Casa Di Isacco. The owner is, let's just say, entertaining. He definitely keeps it real, so if you are one of those uppity New Yorkers (fyi - I'm a native NYker) that requires a kiss butt staff this is not the place for you. The music is great, the space is charming & the food is very good! I'm Italian so when I say it's very good, you can take my word for it. I had a such a great time that I can't wait to go back. My friend & I were able to eat & speak in relative peace. No rushing you out the door at Pesce Pasta. You can take your time, have conversation with your party while getting entertained periodically by Isaac, the owner. He speaks 5 or 6 - I lost count - languages & has a passion & pride for his business. I had the cheese ravioli with a side of broccoli rabe (cooked just), and the tiramisu for desert - all was as good & better than I was hoping it to be, I truly cannot wait to go back!

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★★★★★

Finally found - a terrific Italian restaurant near the garment district. If you can check your attitiude at the door & are looking to have a delicious meal in a charming little restaurant then you MUST try Pesce Pasta - note, name soon to change to Trattoria Casa Di Isacco. The owner is, let's just say, entertaining. He definitely keeps it real, so if you are one of those uppity New Yorkers (fyi - I'm a native NYker) that requires a kiss butt staff this is not the place for you. The music is great, the space is charming & the food is very good! I'm Italian so when I say it's very good, you can take my word for it. I had a such a great time that I can't wait to go back. My friend & I were able to eat & speak in relative peace. No rushing you out the door at Pesce Pasta. You can take your time, have conversation with your party while getting entertained periodically by Isaac, the owner. He speaks 5 or 6 - I lost count - languages & has a passion & pride for his business. I had the cheese ravioli with a side of broccoli rabe (cooked just), and the tiramisu for desert - all was as good & better than I was hoping it to be, I truly cannot wait to go back!

Pros: Great food & unpretentious

Cons: None

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Yeah, the manager is a bit ECCENTRIC, if you will, but we've gone there several times, including for my Birthday party and we're going back yet again for about the 6th time for our anniversary dinner. The guy is a little nuts, but take him with some grain of salt and be open to a fun, unconventional dining experience, and you'll love this place.

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★★★★★

Yeah, the manager is a bit ECCENTRIC, if you will, but we've gone there several times, including for my Birthday party and we're going back yet again for about the 6th time for our anniversary dinner. The guy is a little nuts, but take him with some grain of salt and be open to a fun, unconventional dining experience, and you'll love this place.

Pros: Eccentric Manager

Cons: Eccentric Manager

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I've never walked out of a restaurant before, but there's a first time for everything.
Tonight was my first experience at Pasta Pesce. It's a very small space, with two large vats of sangria balanced precariously in the entranceway.
As I entered, I accidentally jostled the sangria. The proprietor flew into a rage, and continued to scream at me as I made my way to my table. Unaccustomed to being treated like that in a restaurant, I muttered an apology and sat down.
The angry proprietor made us wait 15 minutes before taking our order. Hungry, and deciding to let bygones be bygones, each of my party of 3 ordered an appetizer and an entree. The tab was probably $100. But after he took our order, the proprietor began lecturing me again about how I needed to be more careful in his restaurant. I snapped back that he shouldn't be so rude, and he started yelling that it was his place and he could say whatever he wanted.
To make a long story short, we walked out. I'm still stunned that a restaurant manager would speak to a customer in such a fashion. Even if I had knocked his sangria on the floor, he should have been courteous and apologetic. "The customer is always right" are words to live by in the restaurant business. I'm even more amazed that, in this competitive market, he would be willing to forego our nice check as well.
There are lots of great restaurants on 9th Ave (after leaving Pasta Pesce, we had a lovely meal at Mario's across the street). Stay away from this one. A manager who thinks he can talk to customers any way he likes is one who should be eating alone.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've never walked out of a restaurant before, but there's a first time for everything.
Tonight was my first experience at Pasta Pesce. It's a very small space, with two large vats of sangria balanced precariously in the entranceway.
As I entered, I accidentally jostled the sangria. The proprietor flew into a rage, and continued to scream at me as I made my way to my table. Unaccustomed to being treated like that in a restaurant, I muttered an apology and sat down.
The angry proprietor made us wait 15 minutes before taking our order. Hungry, and deciding to let bygones be bygones, each of my party of 3 ordered an appetizer and an entree. The tab was probably $100. But after he took our order, the proprietor began lecturing me again about how I needed to be more careful in his restaurant. I snapped back that he shouldn't be so rude, and he started yelling that it was his place and he could say whatever he wanted.
To make a long story short, we walked out. I'm still stunned that a restaurant manager would speak to a customer in such a fashion. Even if I had knocked his sangria on the floor, he should have been courteous and apologetic. "The customer is always right" are words to live by in the restaurant business. I'm even more amazed that, in this competitive market, he would be willing to forego our nice check as well.
There are lots of great restaurants on 9th Ave (after leaving Pasta Pesce, we had a lovely meal at Mario's across the street). Stay away from this one. A manager who thinks he can talk to customers any way he likes is one who should be eating alone.

Pros: none

Cons: The rudest proprietor I've ever encountered while dining in NYC

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I had dinner here recently and had the worst dining experience I?ve had in years! I rarely write online reviews, but I was so aggravated after this experience, that I felt it was my duty to help others avoid the same. I have been going to the Bleeker Street location for over 5 years, and I adore it! The service is good, the food is great, and very reasonable. Decided to try this location for a change, assuming it would be the same. When we first sat down we were asked if we wanted sparkling or still water. We asked for tap, and were told that they don?t have tap. Interesting response. Really, I should blame myself for my horrible time, as I should have walked out then and there. Next, we were handed the wine list only. No regular menus, until after we ordered wine. After placing our entree order, we were aggressively asked if we wanted appetizers ? creating the feeling of being in a chain restaurant. When our entrees came it wasn?t awful, but nothing like the one downtown. My pasta was overcooked and the sauce not up to par. When the bill came it was literally 2xs the price of what it normally is when I dine in the Village location WITH appetizers. The wine we chose was priced higher than it says on their website. All in all this was a terrible dinner. A real shame, since the downtown location is so wonderful. With soooo many restaurants in NYC why come here and we be treated this way?

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★☆☆☆☆

I had dinner here recently and had the worst dining experience I?ve had in years! I rarely write online reviews, but I was so aggravated after this experience, that I felt it was my duty to help others avoid the same. I have been going to the Bleeker Street location for over 5 years, and I adore it! The service is good, the food is great, and very reasonable. Decided to try this location for a change, assuming it would be the same. When we first sat down we were asked if we wanted sparkling or still water. We asked for tap, and were told that they don?t have tap. Interesting response. Really, I should blame myself for my horrible time, as I should have walked out then and there. Next, we were handed the wine list only. No regular menus, until after we ordered wine. After placing our entree order, we were aggressively asked if we wanted appetizers ? creating the feeling of being in a chain restaurant. When our entrees came it wasn?t awful, but nothing like the one downtown. My pasta was overcooked and the sauce not up to par. When the bill came it was literally 2xs the price of what it normally is when I dine in the Village location WITH appetizers. The wine we chose was priced higher than it says on their website. All in all this was a terrible dinner. A real shame, since the downtown location is so wonderful. With soooo many restaurants in NYC why come here and we be treated this way?

Pros: There other restaurant downtown

Cons: The people

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I signed up to citysearch specifically to share my review of this restaurant. I had the worst dining experience ever here at lunch. The food was average and the service was horrible. At the end of our meal, I gave the waiter a certificate I had purchased worth $10 off of a minimim purchase of $15. Our bill was $40, and he only took $4 off the bill. It appeared he took 10% off as opposed to the $10. When I pointed this out, he begrudgingly revised it, but still only took off $6. He argued with me about the math, snatched the certificate away and yelled "What do you want, a free lunch?" I could not believe how rude and condescending he was. Stay away from this place!

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★☆☆☆☆

I signed up to citysearch specifically to share my review of this restaurant. I had the worst dining experience ever here at lunch. The food was average and the service was horrible. At the end of our meal, I gave the waiter a certificate I had purchased worth $10 off of a minimim purchase of $15. Our bill was $40, and he only took $4 off the bill. It appeared he took 10% off as opposed to the $10. When I pointed this out, he begrudgingly revised it, but still only took off $6. He argued with me about the math, snatched the certificate away and yelled "What do you want, a free lunch?" I could not believe how rude and condescending he was. Stay away from this place!

Pros: No wait since the resaturant was empty.

Cons: tiny and cramped seating, greasy food, horrendous service, bad music

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I eat out multiple times per week, and rarely take the time to write a review, but our experience here was so bad I cannot this this slip. We made a reservation for 12 people on a Saturday night. We called and confirmed it the wednesday before. By coincidence another women also made a reservation for 12 on the same night. When we arrived on time, we were told they needed a few minutes to set up our table. This resturant is very small, and there is no bar so we waited on the street corner. When we came back, our table of 12 had been sat with another party The head waiter/host said they were the party of the 12 and we did not have a reservation. We explained that we called over a week in advance and called again to confim. He then told us he would try to put a table together for us, if we waited outside. Again, we left and 55 minutes later, they had a table for us. After we had ordered wine and appitizers the owner came up to our table and actually had the never to tell us we were lucky to have gotten a table since we had no reservation. We insisted that we had made one and he said "no you didn't, you are lying" We sould have walked out but at that point we just wanted food. The meal was average. 2 members of our group wanted Vegeterain and they had no options. The other con is that there is no bar, so it's Wine or Beer. I'm sure on a slow night this place could be great, but the service and attitude my group received was inexcusable.

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★★☆☆☆

I eat out multiple times per week, and rarely take the time to write a review, but our experience here was so bad I cannot this this slip. We made a reservation for 12 people on a Saturday night. We called and confirmed it the wednesday before. By coincidence another women also made a reservation for 12 on the same night. When we arrived on time, we were told they needed a few minutes to set up our table. This resturant is very small, and there is no bar so we waited on the street corner. When we came back, our table of 12 had been sat with another party The head waiter/host said they were the party of the 12 and we did not have a reservation. We explained that we called over a week in advance and called again to confim. He then told us he would try to put a table together for us, if we waited outside. Again, we left and 55 minutes later, they had a table for us. After we had ordered wine and appitizers the owner came up to our table and actually had the never to tell us we were lucky to have gotten a table since we had no reservation. We insisted that we had made one and he said "no you didn't, you are lying" We sould have walked out but at that point we just wanted food. The meal was average. 2 members of our group wanted Vegeterain and they had no options. The other con is that there is no bar, so it's Wine or Beer. I'm sure on a slow night this place could be great, but the service and attitude my group received was inexcusable.

Cons: Bad Service, No Bar, limited menu choices

 

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