This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema, Sarah DiGregorio, and Rebecca Marx reveal their top picks for eats and treats in the city. Elsewhere …
Sam Sifton offers an early look at Eataly: “It’s groceries. To be fair, though: those groceries are pretty good. … Il Pesce is worth visiting. … There is a pasta area … in which silken, expertly prepared [Mario] Batali-style pastas are served, as well as Neapolitan pies [that] are not yet worth the time spent. … Manzo is a feng shui nightmare. You might go once.”
Jay Cheshes also gives a rundown of what to eat at Eataly: “While you’ll pay for the privilege of the white-tablecloth setting [at Manzo], the high-caliber carnivore cooking is worth every penny. … The real standouts at chef Dave Pasternack’s seafood restaurant Il Pesce are the ever-changing blackboard specials. … [F]ood [at La Pizza and La Pasta] isn’t always worth the hour-long waits.”
Ryan Sutton slams Del Posto, just weeks after a four-star Times review: “[R]arely have my dining companions and I looked at each other so often in awkward silence and wondered, ‘Haven’t we had a better, cheaper version of this elsewhere?'”
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