When a restaurant has a bizarre name, you can’t but put it on your list. Considered by Google as one of the best spaghetti addresses in New York, and craving an Italian experience, I planned my dinner tonight, spaghetti, burrata, rigatoni and a bottle of white wine.
Dimmed lights, in-fact very dimmed lights with a candle on every table. Everything happens in a small restaurant around an open kitchen.
Spaghetti incident has a Pasta shop and a Pasta restaurant. Welcome to an Italian home!
The first impression:
- The waiter is not too friendly, doesn’t smile and doesn’t know the ingredients of his menu.
- The staff doesn’t have a uniform; they are wearing their clothes which don’t look too clean.
- Italian chefs in the kitchen prepare the orders.
- Wine is served in a carafe.
- Plates are small, badly decorated if I may say. It’s a trattoria like they would eat at home in Italy.
- The tables are way too small for two persons to enjoy their dinner.
- Cutlery isn’t changed, it’s thrown on the table while other plates arrive.
Food is outstanding!
- One of the best burrata cheese I’ve ever tasted, cut it to watch a molten heart of cream flow on the plate. It’s simple and so good, add olive oil and double the pleasure. The real Italian cheese rarely found in restaurants around the world. The cheese ball is served with celery, tomatoes and Sicilian dressing.
- Now I understand why it’s considered to be one of the best. The Pasta feels loved and appreciated, cooked with passion. Intensely rich flavors, acidity, flavor, and aromas. The Pasta is cooked al dente leaving a light hardness your teeth will enjoy.
- The carbonara is a must try. Spaghetti cooked al dente mixed in egg yolk acting like a creamy sauce with bits of bacon. Small chewy bits of bacon, pepper, and the egg yolk cream. Yummy!
- The mozzarella and tomato sauce spaghetti prepared with or without garlic is loaded with flavors. I love it when the tomato sauce is intensely acidic.
- The rigatoni vodka made my heart skip a beat. A light vodka taste, a red sauce, an enjoyable acidity and long lasting after notes of happiness. Mmmm... I moaned!
Tips included? "Who said I want to leave you tips anyway!" And no credit card accepted? OMG! I hate that.
Loved the food... if only the service and attention were better, this restaurant would have deserved a five over five rating on google maps.