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“Great food, lovely spot”
Review of Italian Food Center - CLOSED

Italian Food Center
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Little Italy
Cross street: between Baxter St & Centre Market Pl
Transit: Canal St (4, 6, 6X) Canal St (J, N, Q, Z) Bowery (J)
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Sitting on the pavement outside was great for people watching as we lazed over several glasses of wine on a lazy afternoon. The pizzas were fresh and delicious. The wait staff were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the products. The decor was very cool and warehouse-y. the name doesn't rely conjour up images of how "trendy" it actually is, it sounds more like a shopping mall food court!

Great haven after a day of sightseeing, would definitely go again if I'm back in NYC!

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Thank ic060
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

A very good meal was had here, great entertainment watching the people stroll through Little Italy and the cabbies trying to navigate the narrow streets ......

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Thank gmcmurray
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Pros
Good Food - pizza
Outdoor dining on the patio
The guy that led us to the table was very friendly

Cons
Waiters are not that friendly
Need to freshen up the men's restrooms

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Thank Thomas R
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

We stayed a few blocks from Little Italy for a few days recently and came to this restaurant in the evening. We found that compared to most restaurants in Little Italy, this one seemed to have the most buzz as the patio was full and people waiting to get in. We thought that was a decent indicator. So we went to the hostess and requested a table on the patio. She pointed to a table that the customers were paying their bill, and said it was ours. She directed us to the bar to order drinks. About five minutes later we noticed someone else sitting at the table. We asked the hostess what happened. She said she couldn't find us which was a LIE !!! We never moved !!! Anyhow, the manager eventually comped our drinks, and we got the next table. We had pizza, spaghetti and meatballs and salad. We found what we had to be very good. Our server was very good. We went again the next night pretty late and the kitchen was closed. The manager remembered us and got the kitchen to make us a pizza. I would recommend.

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Thank Carm Z
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

This restaurant is in a great location loved having a table outside just watching the world go by but as far as the food is concerned I would give it a 4 out of 10. There were 4 of us and none of us were satisfied. Maybe because of my Italian background I found the food nothing Italian. Salads were terrible and the pastas left a lot to be desired. The only good thing we ordered was the wine.
Coming from Australia were we are very spoilt with Italian food if that's what you want I would not recommend this one.

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Thank Gianna T
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