We wondered into Trattoria Pesce Pasta 262 Bleeker Street, New York, NY 10014 last night after we saw the wait at Keste. TPP is one of the worst Italian restaurants in NYC. The bizarre thing is that it has pretty good reviews. What gives people? Just look at this antipasto. Half of it was canned food. Other parts just tasted old.

Antipasto

Lon spent some time asking our waiter about recommendations and he said the seafood is great. Not! Lon asked if everything in the Mixed Grill was grilled and he said yes. Look at this. I can assure you nothing on this plate ever touched a grill. Everything was covered in so much lemon and oregano to mask the poor quality of scraps and ends used. When a manager/owner (not sure) asked Lon how his meal was, Lon did tell him he was unhappy and that none of it was grilled. He tried to argue a bit about it being grilled and then offered to make him something else. Lon declined because he already started feeling sick. Lon’s dish also came with a side pasta where he chose Linguine and meat sauce. It was on par with pizzeria stuff.

Not Mixed Grill

The waiter recommended a Seafood Linguine with a Spicy Red Sauce. I said I’ll take it. While the portion is generous, the frozen lobster tails were pretty gross. I actually spit some out. The sauce was very salty but not spicy (as described). I will give them that the pasta was al dente.

Seafood Linguine

In the end, they took Lon’s dish off the bill which was really nice, but appropriate. Seriously, I am concerned about how little people care about the quality of the food they eat. I just read an article about that actually, and that most Americans weren’t even able to identify when food was rancid. Lon went through most of this meal muttering how this restaurant should be ashamed of itself but quite frankly, I think the people who eat there should be ashamed of themselves. The place exists because people eat there. Come on NY!

posted by jessica at 09:46 AM Filed under Avoid Like the Plague, Restaurants. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.