Articles posted in ‘Italian’


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sara found a special deal going on at Aurora Aurora, Monday Regional Night, a 3 courses with wine pairings, for just $40. Each month they will focus on food and wine from a different region of Italy (this month is Puglia). I had to be skeptical, but as the night went on, they won me […]

Ristorante Romagna Mia

Friday, February 27, 2009

We found out that Playa Del Carmen actually has a large Italian population, which meant we had to try some Italian food. We pretty much had our fill of Mexican at this point so it was perfect timing. With a little google searching, I found Ristorante Romagna Mia, with some strong reviews. It’s on a […]

Coppola’s East

Monday, February 2, 2009

On Sat night, 10 of us gathered to celebrate Monica’s birthday (you may remember the cake I made) at Coppola’s East Coppola’s East. The restaurant doesn’t warrant a detailed post. It’s suffice to say that the food ranges from poor to mediocre. Monica, the birthday girl, complained about an over-dresssed salty salad, when she’s not […]


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

L’artusi L’artusi, sister restaurant to the teeny Dell’anima, is the expanded version. The space is bigger (2 floors), the open kitchen/counter is longer, the menu, though similar, has more items. The first floor is still packed and noisy, but the second floor is more conversation friendly. Our party of 6 was lucky enough to get […]

Obika Mozzarella Bar

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Lon and I met up with Kasi for lunch at Obika Mozzarella Bar Obika Mozzarella Bar. It’s in the atrium of the IBM building, which has a nice feel of almost al fresco dining, while being protected from the rain and cold. We made plans to meet for an early lunch at 11am just in […]

Nick’s Pizza

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Sometimes childhood favorites stand up to the memories. As you know from the Gingerbread Train Station, Jessica grew up in Forest Hills and had been telling me about Nick’s Pizza Nick’s Pizza for years. We chose an odd day to go, but it worked out very well.

On Christmas Eve, my mom drove […]

Numero 28 with Pics

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays!

For a full review of Numero 28, read my first review (more comprehensive) and my second (a confirmation). We’ve been back several times, and I don’t have much to add, but the old posts don’t have good pics of the food, so I thought you’d appreciate having some.
They have fresh salads covered in copious […]

Posto Thin Crust Pizza

Friday, October 31, 2008

We went to Posto Posto last night and I have to complain about how tight the squeeze is. We sat in a booth and it’s really not enough space for 4 people. Being winter, the coats make it worse. There’s just nowhere to put your stuff. Then when you get food, there isn’t enough room […]

Giorgio’s of Gramercy

Monday, October 27, 2008

My parents came into the city last night to pick up some stuff, so we decided to try Giorgio’s of Gramercy Giorgio’s of Gramercy. It was surprisingly empty, even for a Sunday evening. The bread and olive oil aren’t worth eating, but luckily, I wasn’t at all hungry (after the late mega brunch at Compass). […]

Lunch at Punch

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I’ve had brunch at Punch Punch before, but today we had lunch, which is a completely different menu. Lon and Ekta chose the Fresh Pappardelle with Veal Bolognese, which was the wise choice, a fresh al dente pasta (of one of my favorite shapes) and meat sauce just can’t go wrong. The purple carrots and […]