Livineria

★★★★☆

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We were the only people in the restaurant at 8:00 tonight, which should have been a sign. The food was a complete disappointment - dirty, undercooked, and crunchy (neither clams nor pasta should ever crunch).

We'll certainly join the rest of the neighborhood in boycotting La Vineria...too bad that underwhelming places like this pushed out adorable neighborhood Italian restaurants like Puccini.

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★☆☆☆☆

We were the only people in the restaurant at 8:00 tonight, which should have been a sign. The food was a complete disappointment - dirty, undercooked, and crunchy (neither clams nor pasta should ever crunch).

We'll certainly join the rest of the neighborhood in boycotting La Vineria...too bad that underwhelming places like this pushed out adorable neighborhood Italian restaurants like Puccini.

Pros: wine is good

Cons: everything else

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I took my family here after Radio City and I was disappointed. The waiter spoke in a thick Italian accent, but where he dissapeared to, I don't know. It wasn't that busy (I am a former wait person myself). The calamari was good and so was the salad. But I would never come here again for 2 reasons. One is that my pasta was bearly cooked. My 8 year old could of cooked it better. I would of sent it back but we had children with us and that was not an option. My father's sausage and broccoli rabe had little crumbles of sausage, no slices and was super greasy. He said that my mother's lasagne was made the day before (he was a chef for 40 years). The other reason I wouldn't go back is that in the bathroom there is only cold water. That's just too cheap for me. I wished it was as good as some of the reviews.

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★★☆☆☆

I took my family here after Radio City and I was disappointed. The waiter spoke in a thick Italian accent, but where he dissapeared to, I don't know. It wasn't that busy (I am a former wait person myself). The calamari was good and so was the salad. But I would never come here again for 2 reasons. One is that my pasta was bearly cooked. My 8 year old could of cooked it better. I would of sent it back but we had children with us and that was not an option. My father's sausage and broccoli rabe had little crumbles of sausage, no slices and was super greasy. He said that my mother's lasagne was made the day before (he was a chef for 40 years). The other reason I wouldn't go back is that in the bathroom there is only cold water. That's just too cheap for me. I wished it was as good as some of the reviews.

Pros: Family Friendly

Cons: Food

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Having lived in the Hells Kitchen area, I have been to this restaurant numerous times. I think the food is excellent but the service needs a lot of work. While the waitstaff is knowledgable and professional, they can be rude and cold at times. This restaurant does not have the class that other fine dining establishments convey. One example, I ordered an appetizer that was not prepared as the menu stated and had to argue with waitress to get it fixed. It came out after the dinners were served. Instead of removing it from the bill or offering a drink "on the house," they double charged me for the appetizer. If you want good food and do not care about class and curtousy, give it a try but there are many other great Italian eateries in the city.

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★★☆☆☆

Having lived in the Hells Kitchen area, I have been to this restaurant numerous times. I think the food is excellent but the service needs a lot of work. While the waitstaff is knowledgable and professional, they can be rude and cold at times. This restaurant does not have the class that other fine dining establishments convey. One example, I ordered an appetizer that was not prepared as the menu stated and had to argue with waitress to get it fixed. It came out after the dinners were served. Instead of removing it from the bill or offering a drink "on the house," they double charged me for the appetizer. If you want good food and do not care about class and curtousy, give it a try but there are many other great Italian eateries in the city.

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La Locanda is a real find. Food is great, portion size is good, and the price is reasonable (for both food and wine). It underwent a change in ownership a year or so ago...and it was a bit shaky during the transition time, but its has come back just as strong as before. Been there several times and will go back. Great for pre-theatre too - tell them you have tickets and they will serve you quickly

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★★★★☆

La Locanda is a real find. Food is great, portion size is good, and the price is reasonable (for both food and wine). It underwent a change in ownership a year or so ago...and it was a bit shaky during the transition time, but its has come back just as strong as before. Been there several times and will go back. Great for pre-theatre too - tell them you have tickets and they will serve you quickly

Pros: great food, reasonable cost

Cons: atmosphere is average

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My cousin recommended this place after they happened to stumble upon it one day. The ambience is lovely. The prices were about $20 a plate, and you are able to share if you want. The Food was FABULOUS!! The clam sauce I tried was mouth watering and so was the Crem Brule for dessert. Will have to come back here when in NY again!

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★★★★★

My cousin recommended this place after they happened to stumble upon it one day. The ambience is lovely. The prices were about $20 a plate, and you are able to share if you want. The Food was FABULOUS!! The clam sauce I tried was mouth watering and so was the Crem Brule for dessert. Will have to come back here when in NY again!

Pros: Atmosphere, food, Friendly Staff

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We went to eat after a play,& I was very impressed with the food and the very warm attitude of the staff. the waiters took time o explain and talk , but did not hoover over you and make you feel uncomfortable. My wife & I are first generation Italian Americans and thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.

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★★★★☆

We went to eat after a play,& I was very impressed with the food and the very warm attitude of the staff. the waiters took time o explain and talk , but did not hoover over you and make you feel uncomfortable. My wife & I are first generation Italian Americans and thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.

Pros: warm environment, good food

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I've been to La Locanda twice..about a year apart, and it was great both times. The most recent time, we were served by a very passionate waiter who provided a very appropriate amount of service and excellent recommendations on food and wine. Go there! It's a great place that is relaxing and not over-crowded.

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★★★★★

I've been to La Locanda twice..about a year apart, and it was great both times. The most recent time, we were served by a very passionate waiter who provided a very appropriate amount of service and excellent recommendations on food and wine. Go there! It's a great place that is relaxing and not over-crowded.

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Went to La Locanda last night with a group of coworkers and it was a fantastic experience. Our waiter was friendly and the service was unmatched. It's not easy to satisfy a large party but at La Locanda they make it seem like cake. The food was absolutely delicious and I recommend going there anytime you're looking for a pre-theater dinner or something in the west-midtown area. I'll definitely be back.

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★★★★★

Went to La Locanda last night with a group of coworkers and it was a fantastic experience. Our waiter was friendly and the service was unmatched. It's not easy to satisfy a large party but at La Locanda they make it seem like cake. The food was absolutely delicious and I recommend going there anytime you're looking for a pre-theater dinner or something in the west-midtown area. I'll definitely be back.

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I live in the neighborhood, and was looking for somewhere new to hang-out when I stumbled across La Locanda. How fortunate for me. It was a Friday night, a lively crowd, the tables were full, the energy was high. I sat at the bar, ordered drinks, a terrific tuna carpaccio, an excellent seafood entree followed by great espresso. The energy of the place never flailed, and the service couldn't be faulted for its professionalism and friendliness. As a first time customer, they made me feel welcome and right at home, which guarantees my return. Much more a neighborhood crowd than a tourist/theater crowd, and the warmth of the ambience reflects that.

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★★★★☆

I live in the neighborhood, and was looking for somewhere new to hang-out when I stumbled across La Locanda. How fortunate for me. It was a Friday night, a lively crowd, the tables were full, the energy was high. I sat at the bar, ordered drinks, a terrific tuna carpaccio, an excellent seafood entree followed by great espresso. The energy of the place never flailed, and the service couldn't be faulted for its professionalism and friendliness. As a first time customer, they made me feel welcome and right at home, which guarantees my return. Much more a neighborhood crowd than a tourist/theater crowd, and the warmth of the ambience reflects that.

 

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