Dominick's Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 2335 Arthur Ave

    Bronx, NY 10458

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  • 718-733-2807

About Dominick's Restaurant

Hours
Monday From 12:00 PM To 10:00 PM Wednesday To Thursday From 12:00 PM To 10:00 PM Saturday From 12:00 PM To 10:00 PM Friday From 12:00 PM To 11:00 PM Sunday From 01:00 PM To 09:00 PM

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At one time I can say the food was pretty good the service was never anything to brag about, but this time I was really disappointed. went with a party of seven , we wanted supped pace they said no sea food on Sundays, so we ordered

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★★★★★

At one time I can say the food was pretty good the service was never anything to brag about, but this time I was really disappointed. went with a party of seven , we wanted supped pace they said no sea food on Sundays, so we ordered

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the most ridiculously restaurant I have ever been. First off, no menu, we will by no chance to know the price. For a party of 3 ordering a meat sauce penne, chicken pasta, a steak and a glass of wine. The food is so-so, steak is

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★★★★★

the most ridiculously restaurant I have ever been. First off, no menu, we will by no chance to know the price. For a party of 3 ordering a meat sauce penne, chicken pasta, a steak and a glass of wine. The food is so-so, steak is

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I never contribute to these collections, but the so-called reviews on this page are so ridiculously off base and elitist that I felt compelled to. I have lived in the Bronx all my life and was raised on my mother's Calabrese cooking

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★★★★★

I never contribute to these collections, but the so-called reviews on this page are so ridiculously off base and elitist that I felt compelled to. I have lived in the Bronx all my life and was raised on my mother's Calabrese cooking

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First, let's get one thing straight - the user reviews here all miss the mark, I mean REALLY miss the mark. Are these real customers or friends of the owners This place is cramped, is plastered with zagat plaques on every wall (uuh, tacky), has red vinyl "tablecloths", rickety little chairs, and, in my personal opinion, is a dump - not "charming" as others have described it. I found this to be one of the most stressful service experiences I've ever had. The waiter basically shouts "What do ya want, pasta, veal, chicken? I said, "Well, how are they prepared? Do you have a menu? "No menu" he replied. Too much machismo and testosterone in that restaurant - you can still be macho and have polish, but these guys are very "rough." Anyway, I was hoping the food would make up for all of this. I wound up doing something I though would be safe, penne pasta with vodka sauce The worst, and let me repeat, the worst penne alla vodka I have ever had. The pasta was undercooked and the sauce was watery - neither was piping hot, more like lukewarm. I grew up on Tuscan cooking - this place is an embarassment to Italians and to Italian cuisine. The last thing that ticked me off was the "bill". The waiter basically comes over and gives you the "number". I'm leery...cash only, no bills, no written itemized list of items sold, hmmm? Anyway, this place is a ripoff (high prices for a VERY low end experience)...go to a proper Italian restaurant for the money...they are literally printing money at your expense. Don't let them take advantage of you.

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★☆☆☆☆

First, let's get one thing straight - the user reviews here all miss the mark, I mean REALLY miss the mark. Are these real customers or friends of the owners This place is cramped, is plastered with zagat plaques on every wall (uuh, tacky), has red vinyl "tablecloths", rickety little chairs, and, in my personal opinion, is a dump - not "charming" as others have described it. I found this to be one of the most stressful service experiences I've ever had. The waiter basically shouts "What do ya want, pasta, veal, chicken? I said, "Well, how are they prepared? Do you have a menu? "No menu" he replied. Too much machismo and testosterone in that restaurant - you can still be macho and have polish, but these guys are very "rough." Anyway, I was hoping the food would make up for all of this. I wound up doing something I though would be safe, penne pasta with vodka sauce The worst, and let me repeat, the worst penne alla vodka I have ever had. The pasta was undercooked and the sauce was watery - neither was piping hot, more like lukewarm. I grew up on Tuscan cooking - this place is an embarassment to Italians and to Italian cuisine. The last thing that ticked me off was the "bill". The waiter basically comes over and gives you the "number". I'm leery...cash only, no bills, no written itemized list of items sold, hmmm? Anyway, this place is a ripoff (high prices for a VERY low end experience)...go to a proper Italian restaurant for the money...they are literally printing money at your expense. Don't let them take advantage of you.

Pros: Absolutely positively NONE

Cons: Embarrassment to "Italian" cuisine

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Sad to Say,
It use to be the place that never disappointed, I could talk this place up and it always lived up to it reputation, I great home style meal with a good price to match.
Well that was the past, the food is inconsistent and you better hold on to your seat when you get the bill. With no menu and pricing you never no what you??re going to get.
I used to love her but it's all over now ...

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★☆☆☆☆

Sad to Say,
It use to be the place that never disappointed, I could talk this place up and it always lived up to it reputation, I great home style meal with a good price to match.
Well that was the past, the food is inconsistent and you better hold on to your seat when you get the bill. With no menu and pricing you never no what you??re going to get.
I used to love her but it's all over now ...

Pros: Food is good when its on

Cons: Its not cheap

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We went as a group of 6 people that were attending the Fancy Food Show. Had a great recommendation from a customer of ours at our Italian Restaurant. Went with 2 chefs, a master butcher, wine specialist, and all are world travelers. The food was terrible except for the calamari. Salad was bland, Spaghetti with clams, white wine, butter & garlic was bland, suasages and meatball were tasteless (must have been steamed since breakfast - we were there at 2pm). Everything was bland and taseless, even the service. The world cup was on so we were more of an inconvenience for them than anything. I don't know how much my boss paid for the lunch but my opinion is that it was way too much. Good thing we stopped at Umberto's for oysters and Edigio's for cannoli's. Maybe they feed the neighbors and regulars differently than the rest of their clientele.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went as a group of 6 people that were attending the Fancy Food Show. Had a great recommendation from a customer of ours at our Italian Restaurant. Went with 2 chefs, a master butcher, wine specialist, and all are world travelers. The food was terrible except for the calamari. Salad was bland, Spaghetti with clams, white wine, butter & garlic was bland, suasages and meatball were tasteless (must have been steamed since breakfast - we were there at 2pm). Everything was bland and taseless, even the service. The world cup was on so we were more of an inconvenience for them than anything. I don't know how much my boss paid for the lunch but my opinion is that it was way too much. Good thing we stopped at Umberto's for oysters and Edigio's for cannoli's. Maybe they feed the neighbors and regulars differently than the rest of their clientele.

Pros: Calamari, location

Cons: Food, service

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I have been coming to Dominicks for years; although I admit I have not been there for far too long for my taste.

You have to know the place to know how it works. The food is outstanding -- the salad fresh (ALWAYS), many tasty and wonderful entrees (you just gotta KNOW). If you know about Carmine's in NY, here is where the idea started; here is what Carmine's aspires to be). I was reading the reviews and feel compelled to respond. This is a great place, but it is not a place for tourists or "jerks" (unless they do their homework). Forget about the menu; throw yourself on the mercy of your server and you can't go wrong!

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★★★★★

I have been coming to Dominicks for years; although I admit I have not been there for far too long for my taste.

You have to know the place to know how it works. The food is outstanding -- the salad fresh (ALWAYS), many tasty and wonderful entrees (you just gotta KNOW). If you know about Carmine's in NY, here is where the idea started; here is what Carmine's aspires to be). I was reading the reviews and feel compelled to respond. This is a great place, but it is not a place for tourists or "jerks" (unless they do their homework). Forget about the menu; throw yourself on the mercy of your server and you can't go wrong!

Pros: Food

Cons: Jerks who don't know the score

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We had planned this trip to Dominick's after watching a travel documentary about restaurant's in NYC. This one was well recommended. We drove from Philadelphia to spend the day in NYC. Our guests were from Florida.

We arrived and were immediately seated (it was 230pm) and were asked for our drink order. Atmosphere was good. Lots of people eating. The dinner's next to us recommended the ziti with rape and sausage.

Bottle of wine came which was already uncorked - first disappointment then the waiter started to take our order.

We asked for OLIVE oil to dip our bread in - but we were told they don't have OLIVE oil. What AUTHENTIC ITALIAN resto does not use OLIVE oil, our second disappointment.

We ordered muscles, clams casino for appetizers - fourth disappointment as the seafood was tasteless (unsalted, no seasoning).

Main dishes were the fifth disappointment as the ziti with broccoli rape and sausage was warm and salt-less. The veal parmigiana was plentiful however lacked seasoning, salt and the tomato sauce was bitter. The strip steak was very rare, we had asked for medium well.

All this for $153. From a scale of 1-10 - we rated the food a 3 - typical diner food - not genuine italian food at all - far from it, the ambiance was a 4, wait staff a 5 too.

There are other wonderful Italian resto's like il cortile on mulberry st in little italy in NYC which happens to be one of our favorite resto's.

We will not return to this eatery ever. Sorry but we were very disappointed - NOT WHAT WE EXPECTED, however we had a great time walking around the neighborhood.

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★★☆☆☆

We had planned this trip to Dominick's after watching a travel documentary about restaurant's in NYC. This one was well recommended. We drove from Philadelphia to spend the day in NYC. Our guests were from Florida.

We arrived and were immediately seated (it was 230pm) and were asked for our drink order. Atmosphere was good. Lots of people eating. The dinner's next to us recommended the ziti with rape and sausage.

Bottle of wine came which was already uncorked - first disappointment then the waiter started to take our order.

We asked for OLIVE oil to dip our bread in - but we were told they don't have OLIVE oil. What AUTHENTIC ITALIAN resto does not use OLIVE oil, our second disappointment.

We ordered muscles, clams casino for appetizers - fourth disappointment as the seafood was tasteless (unsalted, no seasoning).

Main dishes were the fifth disappointment as the ziti with broccoli rape and sausage was warm and salt-less. The veal parmigiana was plentiful however lacked seasoning, salt and the tomato sauce was bitter. The strip steak was very rare, we had asked for medium well.

All this for $153. From a scale of 1-10 - we rated the food a 3 - typical diner food - not genuine italian food at all - far from it, the ambiance was a 4, wait staff a 5 too.

There are other wonderful Italian resto's like il cortile on mulberry st in little italy in NYC which happens to be one of our favorite resto's.

We will not return to this eatery ever. Sorry but we were very disappointed - NOT WHAT WE EXPECTED, however we had a great time walking around the neighborhood.

Pros: good area to shop, amply parking

Cons: not accepting of credit/debit card

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Great Italian Restaurant - food is good and the restaurant is a staple in the community. If you enjoy Italian food and are in the area, you must visit.

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★★★★☆

Great Italian Restaurant - food is good and the restaurant is a staple in the community. If you enjoy Italian food and are in the area, you must visit.

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I have always loved Domenick's but this time, the waiter couldn't have cared less. He barely gave us the specials (we had to drag them out of him) and once we were finished he beligerantly gave us the amount owed. My easygoing friend lost her temper and told him and told me "we are never coming back". I guess they don't need us anyway.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have always loved Domenick's but this time, the waiter couldn't have cared less. He barely gave us the specials (we had to drag them out of him) and once we were finished he beligerantly gave us the amount owed. My easygoing friend lost her temper and told him and told me "we are never coming back". I guess they don't need us anyway.

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My husband and I decided to try Dominick's and boy were we disappointed. To start we had the baked clams which were just baked with some plain breadcrumbs sprinkled on top, there was nothing good about them at all. For dinner I had the veal parm which was not even real veal, I believe it was some kind of processed veal the kind you get pre-made with the breading and all. The veal was extremely tough and the sauce was blah to say the least. My husband had the stuffed peppers which were so so if that. The food was some of the worst food I had and I don't understand why some people are rating this place with 5 stars. I am italian and I know what real italian food should be and this is not it. The service is horrible and the waiters are rude but you do get a good size portion but who wants to even eat it. Save your money and stay away from this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I decided to try Dominick's and boy were we disappointed. To start we had the baked clams which were just baked with some plain breadcrumbs sprinkled on top, there was nothing good about them at all. For dinner I had the veal parm which was not even real veal, I believe it was some kind of processed veal the kind you get pre-made with the breading and all. The veal was extremely tough and the sauce was blah to say the least. My husband had the stuffed peppers which were so so if that. The food was some of the worst food I had and I don't understand why some people are rating this place with 5 stars. I am italian and I know what real italian food should be and this is not it. The service is horrible and the waiters are rude but you do get a good size portion but who wants to even eat it. Save your money and stay away from this place.

Pros: Huge quantity of food

Cons: Food is so bad it doesn't matter how much they give you

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used to like eating here but long past the days when worth the price. food ok but service is only fair at best. prices are higher than most other joints with food as good or better on the same street so skip this place unless no choice

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★★☆☆☆

used to like eating here but long past the days when worth the price. food ok but service is only fair at best. prices are higher than most other joints with food as good or better on the same street so skip this place unless no choice

Pros: food ok but so are many other places on same street

Cons: prices and service

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As a professional cook (executive chef for a major cruise line) I'm pretty understanding when it comes to the challenges restaurants face. I always give a place the benefit of doubt and look to the good , not just the bad. Unfortunately I cannot say very much good about Dominicks. Wife & I ate there today. I knew the drill..no menus. Server said 'we can make anything so I asked for veal saltiomboca...they couldn't make it. My wife asked for manacotti...couldn't make it. She had baked ziti...tasted like boxed pasta with watery tomato sauce from a can and not very flavorfull cheese broiled for a minute or two. I had veal picatta..sauce was 'OK' but the veal was par boiled, not sauteed. Chianti was good quality, DOCG italian but very young..2006, .nothing special. Wife asked for meatballs to spice up the ziti...meatballs came with cheap sausage. Meatballs were bland with lots of filler (probably breadcrumbs). Salad was store bought icebuerg lettuce with tough tomatos and bad italian dressing. Tablecloths brown, sticky naugahyde, dining family style, service indifferent. Billl...$79. Unless the wine was $40+, meal was grossly overpriced. I'll stick with Angelinas on Mamaroneck Ave in White Plains for future meals when my ship is in port....Chef Sabio

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★☆☆☆☆

As a professional cook (executive chef for a major cruise line) I'm pretty understanding when it comes to the challenges restaurants face. I always give a place the benefit of doubt and look to the good , not just the bad. Unfortunately I cannot say very much good about Dominicks. Wife & I ate there today. I knew the drill..no menus. Server said 'we can make anything so I asked for veal saltiomboca...they couldn't make it. My wife asked for manacotti...couldn't make it. She had baked ziti...tasted like boxed pasta with watery tomato sauce from a can and not very flavorfull cheese broiled for a minute or two. I had veal picatta..sauce was 'OK' but the veal was par boiled, not sauteed. Chianti was good quality, DOCG italian but very young..2006, .nothing special. Wife asked for meatballs to spice up the ziti...meatballs came with cheap sausage. Meatballs were bland with lots of filler (probably breadcrumbs). Salad was store bought icebuerg lettuce with tough tomatos and bad italian dressing. Tablecloths brown, sticky naugahyde, dining family style, service indifferent. Billl...$79. Unless the wine was $40+, meal was grossly overpriced. I'll stick with Angelinas on Mamaroneck Ave in White Plains for future meals when my ship is in port....Chef Sabio

Pros: No wait

Cons: Poor quality food and indifferent service...overpriced

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Dominicks is a family style restaurant with delicious Italian food and tradition in service. This is an experience for the whole family. It gets very busy. There is also great shopping in the neighborhood, fish, cold cuts, oven baked bread. Take a trip, its a wonderful day trip.

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★★★★☆

Dominicks is a family style restaurant with delicious Italian food and tradition in service. This is an experience for the whole family. It gets very busy. There is also great shopping in the neighborhood, fish, cold cuts, oven baked bread. Take a trip, its a wonderful day trip.

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we ate here tonight. we were given a number and told to wait upstairs in the bar area, where we were promptly asked if we wanted to order drinks, which, btw, seems to only consist of alcohol, nothing like tea or similar. after a while (no longer than 20 minutes), our number was called and we were brought to a family-style table. we sat next to another couple, but no one was inbetween us, so it wasn't so bad. it took a while to order, when out of nowhere, the server came up and said "what do you want?" we were like, um, never got a menu. "we don't have menus. what do you want, we can make anything." so we ordered just what we knew. everyone was getting this salad, so we got it. it was actually cheap iceburg lettuce drenched in bad itialian dressing. we had to ask for bread. when dinner came, i had ordered baked ziti, of which it was nearly an entire box worth of ziti with melted cheese and cheap tomato sauce. our other dish was chicken parmesian. it was not chicken breast as you would expect, but what looked like reconstitued chicken (and dark meat at that), overfried, with cheap tomato sauce. portions were huge, so if you aren't expecting GOOD food, you'll at least get a LOT of food. when the "bill came", there was no bill, the server just ran around and told people, "when you are ready, your bill is $40 even." really? how would i know? there are no prices, no menu. we think there was a menu on the wall behind us, in a heavy server traffic place so you'd feel bad stopping there to look at it. it was just ok. everyone was in a hurry, but food was slow-coming. and the tables were too close together, so when those closer to the walls need to be served, or when they were trying to leave, get in, or go to the bathroom, they had to squeeze in and out. it was an ok experience. went on a recommendation, but are not likely to come back.

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★★★☆☆

we ate here tonight. we were given a number and told to wait upstairs in the bar area, where we were promptly asked if we wanted to order drinks, which, btw, seems to only consist of alcohol, nothing like tea or similar. after a while (no longer than 20 minutes), our number was called and we were brought to a family-style table. we sat next to another couple, but no one was inbetween us, so it wasn't so bad. it took a while to order, when out of nowhere, the server came up and said "what do you want?" we were like, um, never got a menu. "we don't have menus. what do you want, we can make anything." so we ordered just what we knew. everyone was getting this salad, so we got it. it was actually cheap iceburg lettuce drenched in bad itialian dressing. we had to ask for bread. when dinner came, i had ordered baked ziti, of which it was nearly an entire box worth of ziti with melted cheese and cheap tomato sauce. our other dish was chicken parmesian. it was not chicken breast as you would expect, but what looked like reconstitued chicken (and dark meat at that), overfried, with cheap tomato sauce. portions were huge, so if you aren't expecting GOOD food, you'll at least get a LOT of food. when the "bill came", there was no bill, the server just ran around and told people, "when you are ready, your bill is $40 even." really? how would i know? there are no prices, no menu. we think there was a menu on the wall behind us, in a heavy server traffic place so you'd feel bad stopping there to look at it. it was just ok. everyone was in a hurry, but food was slow-coming. and the tables were too close together, so when those closer to the walls need to be served, or when they were trying to leave, get in, or go to the bathroom, they had to squeeze in and out. it was an ok experience. went on a recommendation, but are not likely to come back.

Cons: bad imitation itialian food, crowded

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I've been to Dominick's a number of times.

This place has some of the best Italian food this side of Italy. The service has always been excellent, and the food wonderful. There are several quirks that you should understand. 1. The menu is written on the board, there is no menu handed to you. 2. The waiter will tell you what they have, will make recommendations. Let the waiter lead you, you won't go wrong. 3. If they haven't changed things, it's a cash only operation. 4. At the end of the meal the waiter will "tell" you the price, there is no written check, you add the tip and pay. 5. They don't serve dessert, you go a few doors away to the bakery for desserts to die for. 6. Seating at Dominick's can be a challenge. You'll possibly share a long wooden table with strangers. This is not a problem as everyone who walks through the door is friendly. We've shared many evenings with the locals, which I am not.

As I read the few negative comments about Dominick's all I can think of is these reviewers were at a different restaurant, or worse, they wouldn't recognize great Italian food if they tripped over it.

Chill out, try as much of the wonderful food as you can handle, and don't forget the wine.

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★★★★★

I've been to Dominick's a number of times.

This place has some of the best Italian food this side of Italy. The service has always been excellent, and the food wonderful. There are several quirks that you should understand. 1. The menu is written on the board, there is no menu handed to you. 2. The waiter will tell you what they have, will make recommendations. Let the waiter lead you, you won't go wrong. 3. If they haven't changed things, it's a cash only operation. 4. At the end of the meal the waiter will "tell" you the price, there is no written check, you add the tip and pay. 5. They don't serve dessert, you go a few doors away to the bakery for desserts to die for. 6. Seating at Dominick's can be a challenge. You'll possibly share a long wooden table with strangers. This is not a problem as everyone who walks through the door is friendly. We've shared many evenings with the locals, which I am not.

As I read the few negative comments about Dominick's all I can think of is these reviewers were at a different restaurant, or worse, they wouldn't recognize great Italian food if they tripped over it.

Chill out, try as much of the wonderful food as you can handle, and don't forget the wine.

Pros: They will make whatever you want, just ask.

Cons: None. Old neighborhood atmosphere, great people to talk with.

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This place is the REAL DEAL. Delicious homestyle italian - authentic! Favorites include stuffed artichoke, clams orreganato, Mussels with red sauce, Pork chop with vinegar peppers, fries, Rigatoni Bolognese, eggplant parm. Beware - the portions are huge. Forget about dessert - they don't have it!

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★★★★☆

This place is the REAL DEAL. Delicious homestyle italian - authentic! Favorites include stuffed artichoke, clams orreganato, Mussels with red sauce, Pork chop with vinegar peppers, fries, Rigatoni Bolognese, eggplant parm. Beware - the portions are huge. Forget about dessert - they don't have it!

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The people who work there are very rude. I would never recommend this place to anyone. They didn't even understand what a corkage fee was!! Completely rude and horrible, even the management.

If you like rude and unknowledgeable people, then enjoy.

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★☆☆☆☆

The people who work there are very rude. I would never recommend this place to anyone. They didn't even understand what a corkage fee was!! Completely rude and horrible, even the management.

If you like rude and unknowledgeable people, then enjoy.

Pros: NONE

Cons: EVERYTHING

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We've been going there for 22 years, since our kids were 4 and 6 and the place was recommended by a cop at the Bronx Zoo who warned us away from more pricey tourist places nearby. The staff treated our kids like young adults, talking directly to them. There were no menus and no checks then. just "Whaddyuh want?" and "Wajjuh have?" We loved it, and the food was excellent. The parkings's tougher now, the wait's a lot longer, but the food's still definitely is worth the aggravation. If you're looking for a quiet little candle-lit table in the corner, go somewhere else.

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★★★★★

We've been going there for 22 years, since our kids were 4 and 6 and the place was recommended by a cop at the Bronx Zoo who warned us away from more pricey tourist places nearby. The staff treated our kids like young adults, talking directly to them. There were no menus and no checks then. just "Whaddyuh want?" and "Wajjuh have?" We loved it, and the food was excellent. The parkings's tougher now, the wait's a lot longer, but the food's still definitely is worth the aggravation. If you're looking for a quiet little candle-lit table in the corner, go somewhere else.

Pros: Everything. Okay, maybe a little too noisy.

Cons: None, unless you're looking for a romantic mood.

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Not much better that cafeteria food. A step up for the local Fordham U students but sub par for anyone over 21. Didn't even want to take the inedible chicken scarpariello home for my cat. House wine was swill. This place is long past its prime. I grew up in the Bronx and went to Fordham and had alsways heard about Dominicks. Maybe I've had too much good food in far better restaurants. Victoria's or Raos sauce out of the jar is superior. Thank God we only had to wait ten minutes. Salad, however, was good..just like my mother used to make.

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★★☆☆☆

Not much better that cafeteria food. A step up for the local Fordham U students but sub par for anyone over 21. Didn't even want to take the inedible chicken scarpariello home for my cat. House wine was swill. This place is long past its prime. I grew up in the Bronx and went to Fordham and had alsways heard about Dominicks. Maybe I've had too much good food in far better restaurants. Victoria's or Raos sauce out of the jar is superior. Thank God we only had to wait ten minutes. Salad, however, was good..just like my mother used to make.

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I haven't been to Dominick's since I was 13 years old. My father used to take me there before Yankee games and it became a childhood memory that will never be forgotten. 27 years later I had the opportunity to return with my wife and kids and not much has changed. Family style tables, no menu's, wait staff that might as well be family....and then the food. The bread...the antipasta...that alone is worth going for but it doesn't stop there. Our waiter had all of our favorites made to order however I have to go back after seeing all the different food going by to other tables. I know it must have been delicious. Stuffed artichokes, broccoli rabe, Italian roasted chicken, meatballs, veal chops...I'm going back next month. We went on a Wednesday night at 7:30 pm, expecting to wait however we got seated right away. Very reasonable price wise....family of 5 for $130.00...ya can't beat that. If your going to Little Italy...the Bronx you have to stop at Dominick's....just don't expect white table clothes and romantic seating. Expect a unique dining experience.

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★★★★★

I haven't been to Dominick's since I was 13 years old. My father used to take me there before Yankee games and it became a childhood memory that will never be forgotten. 27 years later I had the opportunity to return with my wife and kids and not much has changed. Family style tables, no menu's, wait staff that might as well be family....and then the food. The bread...the antipasta...that alone is worth going for but it doesn't stop there. Our waiter had all of our favorites made to order however I have to go back after seeing all the different food going by to other tables. I know it must have been delicious. Stuffed artichokes, broccoli rabe, Italian roasted chicken, meatballs, veal chops...I'm going back next month. We went on a Wednesday night at 7:30 pm, expecting to wait however we got seated right away. Very reasonable price wise....family of 5 for $130.00...ya can't beat that. If your going to Little Italy...the Bronx you have to stop at Dominick's....just don't expect white table clothes and romantic seating. Expect a unique dining experience.

Pros: High quality Italian food, unique ambience

Cons: Arthur Ave is more difficult to find than Mulberry St

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First of all, even the most mediocre restaurants in New York typically have AT LEAST a 45 minute wait on Saturday nights. If you expect to go to a great place like Dominick's on a weekend and wait only a half hour, you must not have eaten out in New York very much. But if the food is worth it, you wait (as I did tonight, waiting 45 minutes on a Wednesday night to get into Dominick's for the umpteenth time). The dude below knows nothing about food, especially since he thinks chicken marsala should be made with charonnay or something other than Marsala (hence the name). Marsala isnt "made" with white wine, it IS wine (sometimes white). The mushrooms are stewed in the wine for a very long time and the dish is very sweet.

Now, if you want to save your money, you'd stay at Dominick's. Not only is the food superior to any other place on Arthur Avenue, it is also inexpensive. But really, if you want to go to one of the "many alternatives," you deserve to eat there! Ugh, Umberto's, Emilia's, Mario's (arguably the worst of them all), please, they are cute if you are from Cleveland and are experiencing the "authentic" culture of Arthur Avenue, but if you really want to sample some of the best, most effortlessly cooked pasta around, as well as a real nice sauce, this is the place to be.

Tonight I had probably the best thing I've ever had there (which is saying a lot), which was a zuppa di pesce. Great lobster chunks, mussels, calamari, and some nice flakey tilefish. We finished a few baskets of bread just sopping up the amazing sauce.

Honestly, you want New York food? You want Italian food? You want FOOD? You want to go to Dominick's.

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★★★★★

First of all, even the most mediocre restaurants in New York typically have AT LEAST a 45 minute wait on Saturday nights. If you expect to go to a great place like Dominick's on a weekend and wait only a half hour, you must not have eaten out in New York very much. But if the food is worth it, you wait (as I did tonight, waiting 45 minutes on a Wednesday night to get into Dominick's for the umpteenth time). The dude below knows nothing about food, especially since he thinks chicken marsala should be made with charonnay or something other than Marsala (hence the name). Marsala isnt "made" with white wine, it IS wine (sometimes white). The mushrooms are stewed in the wine for a very long time and the dish is very sweet.

Now, if you want to save your money, you'd stay at Dominick's. Not only is the food superior to any other place on Arthur Avenue, it is also inexpensive. But really, if you want to go to one of the "many alternatives," you deserve to eat there! Ugh, Umberto's, Emilia's, Mario's (arguably the worst of them all), please, they are cute if you are from Cleveland and are experiencing the "authentic" culture of Arthur Avenue, but if you really want to sample some of the best, most effortlessly cooked pasta around, as well as a real nice sauce, this is the place to be.

Tonight I had probably the best thing I've ever had there (which is saying a lot), which was a zuppa di pesce. Great lobster chunks, mussels, calamari, and some nice flakey tilefish. We finished a few baskets of bread just sopping up the amazing sauce.

Honestly, you want New York food? You want Italian food? You want FOOD? You want to go to Dominick's.

Pros: Best Italian food in NY, inexpensive

Cons: Can get crowded, long waits

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After hearing so many great things about Dominicks, I was very much looking forward to eating there. Maybe it was an off-night, but I was very disappointed. We were told that the wait would be 1/2 hour on a Saturday night, which was reasonable. It took TWO HOURS for us to get a seat!! But at least the food would make up for it, right? Absolutely not. The food was very very mediocre at best. The sauce I make at home has more flavor than this! The shrimps were small and overcooked, the chicken marsala had canned mushrooms thrown on top and a sauce that was so sweet that I couldn't finish the plate (I thought marsala was supposed to be made with white wine??). The meatballs tasted like beef meatballs with little or no seasoning. The tomato sauce was very bland. With so many alternatives in this great neighborhood, save your money and try somewhere else!

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★☆☆☆☆

After hearing so many great things about Dominicks, I was very much looking forward to eating there. Maybe it was an off-night, but I was very disappointed. We were told that the wait would be 1/2 hour on a Saturday night, which was reasonable. It took TWO HOURS for us to get a seat!! But at least the food would make up for it, right? Absolutely not. The food was very very mediocre at best. The sauce I make at home has more flavor than this! The shrimps were small and overcooked, the chicken marsala had canned mushrooms thrown on top and a sauce that was so sweet that I couldn't finish the plate (I thought marsala was supposed to be made with white wine??). The meatballs tasted like beef meatballs with little or no seasoning. The tomato sauce was very bland. With so many alternatives in this great neighborhood, save your money and try somewhere else!

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I love Dominick's and try to go once a month. Once you get a table loosen up your pants for a feast.

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★★★★★

I love Dominick's and try to go once a month. Once you get a table loosen up your pants for a feast.

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A personal and family favorite for years, Dominick's never fails to please. The staff is very friendly, the atmosphere is great (though those who dislike closeness and need privacy will hate it), and above all, the food is delicious. Try the stuffed peppers, the stuffed artichoke, and the veal marsala, among other things. Everything is served family style, there is no menu and no check (also, they only take cash). As of recently, you can even buy jars of their homemade sauces, which make great gifts.

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★★★★★

A personal and family favorite for years, Dominick's never fails to please. The staff is very friendly, the atmosphere is great (though those who dislike closeness and need privacy will hate it), and above all, the food is delicious. Try the stuffed peppers, the stuffed artichoke, and the veal marsala, among other things. Everything is served family style, there is no menu and no check (also, they only take cash). As of recently, you can even buy jars of their homemade sauces, which make great gifts.

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The best tomato sauce in New York, great clams, stupendous stuffed artichoke, pasta perfectly done--This is the best Italian in the city and the only place where you can be two tables away from the governor and a movie star and only have eyes for the food.

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★★★★★

The best tomato sauce in New York, great clams, stupendous stuffed artichoke, pasta perfectly done--This is the best Italian in the city and the only place where you can be two tables away from the governor and a movie star and only have eyes for the food.

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THIS IS BY FAR NEW YORKS FINEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT AND THE REASON IS THAT THE INGREDIENTS ARE BOUGHT FRESH EVERY DAY FROM THE FINEST ON ARTHUR AVENUE . BIANCARDIS MEAT STORE, RANDAZZOS FISH MARKET, BORGATIS HOME MADE PASTA ALL THE VERY BEST EVERY DAY AT DOMINICKS. I HAVE BEEN SENDING PEOPLE THERE FOR OVER 20 YRS AND THEY ALL AGREE ABSOLUTELY THE BEST AND IT IS A BARGAIN TO BOOT.

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★★★★★

THIS IS BY FAR NEW YORKS FINEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT AND THE REASON IS THAT THE INGREDIENTS ARE BOUGHT FRESH EVERY DAY FROM THE FINEST ON ARTHUR AVENUE . BIANCARDIS MEAT STORE, RANDAZZOS FISH MARKET, BORGATIS HOME MADE PASTA ALL THE VERY BEST EVERY DAY AT DOMINICKS. I HAVE BEEN SENDING PEOPLE THERE FOR OVER 20 YRS AND THEY ALL AGREE ABSOLUTELY THE BEST AND IT IS A BARGAIN TO BOOT.

Pros: FRESH INGREDIENTS, GREEAT PRESENTATION, FREINDLY SERVICE

Cons: CROWDED ON THE WEEKEN

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If you like quiet, secluded tables hidden behind potted palms, then stay away from Dominick's. But if you are friendly and don't mind the neighbors sharing their food with you, then by all means - Dominick's is the place for you! There's no menu, no business cards, and no check at the end of the meal. Being friendly with the waiter helps, too! Be prepared to wait for a table - go to the upstairs bar and crack open a bottle of wine, or a nice bottle of Italian beer, and get to know everyone else waiting - who knows, you could be sitting with them for dinner!

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★★★★★

If you like quiet, secluded tables hidden behind potted palms, then stay away from Dominick's. But if you are friendly and don't mind the neighbors sharing their food with you, then by all means - Dominick's is the place for you! There's no menu, no business cards, and no check at the end of the meal. Being friendly with the waiter helps, too! Be prepared to wait for a table - go to the upstairs bar and crack open a bottle of wine, or a nice bottle of Italian beer, and get to know everyone else waiting - who knows, you could be sitting with them for dinner!

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For decades this clubhouse like restaurant has drawn locals the Bronx and adventurous downtown New York with it upscale red sauce platters and seafood. The last time I went the quality had taken a dive. Sauces were bland and most other dishes were just average.

It's still worth trekking to the Bronx for if only for the scene.

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★★★★★

For decades this clubhouse like restaurant has drawn locals the Bronx and adventurous downtown New York with it upscale red sauce platters and seafood. The last time I went the quality had taken a dive. Sauces were bland and most other dishes were just average.

It's still worth trekking to the Bronx for if only for the scene.

 

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