23785 review-gal-said-things-bland-unexciting gal-said-things-bland-unexciting http://www.ristorantedoria.feedback/review-gal-said-things-bland-unexciting 10 10 10 0 0 0 One gal said things were bland and unexciting or "unexperimental."  No offense to her, but she doesn't know her true Italian food.  I'm from NY and I've traveled to Italy.  I know my good Italian and this is it.  Good Italian is homestyle, like mama would make and is not supposed to contain a bunch of random "experimental" stuff.  Yeah, stick to your Seraphina, lady.  Leave the good stuff for us. I've not tried the gnocchi that everyone is raving about, but the rigatoni Bolognese, while simple and traditional is delicious and my favorite dish there. I've also enjoyed the prawn appetizer in spicy tomato broth (hold the spice, which they did by my request) and the eggplant with goat cheese, carmelized onions and pine nuts.  My mom was over the other day and I got these dishes for take out.  Another New Yorker impressed.   The bisque of the day has proven very good each time I've tried it. Happy hour is a deal.  $7.50 for a good sized, yet manageable for one plate of the rigatoni Bolognese and I think my wine was $4 or $5 for the glass.  This makes for a wonderful early dinner! Service is great.  The waiter that always seems to be there is polite, pleasant, efficient and helpful with wine selection.  The owner/chef often comes out and greets the customers.  This place is quiet and romantic as well and would be great for dates. This is my go to place for traditional homestyle Italian. <p>One gal said things were bland and unexciting or &ldquo;unexperimental.&rdquo;  No offense to her, but she doesn&rsquo;t know her true Italian food.  I&rsquo;m from NY and I&rsquo;ve traveled to Italy.  I know my good Italian and this is it.  Good Italian is homestyle, like mama would make and is not supposed to contain a bunch of random &ldquo;experimental&rdquo; stuff.  Yeah, stick to your Seraphina, lady.  Leave the good stuff for us. I&rsquo;ve not tried the gnocchi that everyone is raving about, but the rigatoni Bolognese, while simple and traditional is delicious and my favorite dish there. I&rsquo;ve also enjoyed the prawn appetizer in spicy tomato broth (hold the spice, which they did by my request) and the eggplant with goat cheese, carmelized onions and pine nuts.  My mom was over the other day and I got these dishes for take out.  Another New Yorker impressed.   The bisque of the day has proven very good each time I&rsquo;ve tried it. Happy hour is a deal.  $7.50 for a good sized, yet manageable for one plate of the rigatoni Bolognese and I think my wine was $4 or $5 for the glass.  This makes for a wonderful early dinner! Service is great.  The waiter that always seems to be there is polite, pleasant, efficient and helpful with wine selection.  The owner/chef often comes out and greets the customers.  This place is quiet and romantic as well and would be great for dates. This is my go to place for traditional homestyle Italian.</p> 2016-05-14T07:00+0000

One gal said things were bland and unexciting or “unexperimental.”  No offense to her, but she doesn’t know her true Italian food.  I’m from NY and I’ve traveled to Italy.  I know my good Italian and this is it.  Good Italian is homestyle, like mama would make and is not supposed to contain a bunch of random “experimental” stuff.  Yeah, stick to your Seraphina, lady.  Leave the good stuff for us. I’ve not tried the gnocchi that everyone is raving about, but the rigatoni Bolognese, while simple and traditional is delicious and my favorite dish there. I’ve also enjoyed the prawn appetizer in spicy tomato broth (hold the spice, which they did by my request) and the eggplant with goat cheese, carmelized onions and pine nuts.  My mom was over the other day and I got these dishes for take out.  Another New Yorker impressed.   The bisque of the day has proven very good each time I’ve tried it. Happy hour is a deal.  $7.50 for a good sized, yet manageable for one plate of the rigatoni Bolognese and I think my wine was $4 or $5 for the glass.  This makes for a wonderful early dinner! Service is great.  The waiter that always seems to be there is polite, pleasant, efficient and helpful with wine selection.  The owner/chef often comes out and greets the customers.  This place is quiet and romantic as well and would be great for dates. This is my go to place for traditional homestyle Italian.