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“Not yet up to standards”
Review of Fratelli La Buffala - CLOSED

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Fratelli La Buffala
Cuisines: Italian
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Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
Description: Recently Opened New York City Branch Of International Italian Pizza Restaurant Chain
Miami Beach, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Not yet up to standards”
Reviewed 20 September 2013

We have eaten at the Miami Beach Fratelli numerous times and have always had great meals. Can't say the same for this UWS NY version. Service was poor....waiter didn't know the menu well and less so English . The pizza was mediocre, a real failing in NY where most street corner pizzerias are great. And the signature mozzarella tasted like it came from Seven-Eleven !

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank gent1970
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
243 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“more than just pizza”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

We have eaten here a number of times and always been impressed. The men who make the pizzas come from Naples on rotation and clearly know their job. But everything else we have tried has been excellent too - salads, lasagna, eggplant, pasta - and, of course buffala mozzarella, in which they specialize. There are great selections of reasonably (by restaurant standards) priced Italian wines. The whole feel of this place is authentic, low-keyed, southern Italian. The music is low and appropriate. A great addition to Manhattan's UWS. I wish the tables were just a bit bigger.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank john w
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San Fran
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“A true refuge from the storm”
Reviewed 12 November 2012

Was there during Sandy. The owner was a fantastic guy, warm and helpful, clearly loved in the neighborhood. He kept the place open, feeding us and keeping us warm throughout the storm, not gouging anyone and even apologizing when he ran out of some ingredients. The place was a true refuge from the storm, and my sincere thanks to the managers there. PS the food was also fantastic!

Visited November 2012
1 Thank trvlin_man
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Rio de Janeiro
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2012 via mobile

I had the Corno di Buffala, and it was amazing. Good selection os wines at a reasonable price.
Tiramissu is great for the desert (and te guys also have a tiramissu drink).
I strongly recomend.

Thank FabioRosa
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Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“great pizza. real Italian atmosphere”
Reviewed 4 October 2012

Great pizza. real Italian atmosphere. Also great salads. service may be slow at dinner, but great at lunch time

Visited October 2012
1 Thank adereth
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