- Tom G. Apr 30, 1999 05:18 PM
Anybody ever been to this close relative of Il Mulino.
I read on the "What's My Craving" board some stiff
criticism of Il Mulino and I'm wondering whether the
problems there are also evident at Il Giglio.
I'm supposed to go next week for my birthday and I'm a
What do you think...Any places you all would go
instead...looking for a wonderful Italian place for
re: stephen kaye
Well, last night was our dinner @ Il Giglio.
And it was quite good...
The minute you sit down you are bombarded with 4 plates
of various "amuses bouches" -- bruschetta, parmesan
cheese chips, zucchini in olive oil and garlic, and
salami...All of which were delicious and oozing with
The service varied -- sometimes it was VERY attentive
(including free drinks for my birthday and offers for
more free drinks), and sometimes it was lackluster --
like when we wanted to order and sat for 10 minutes
before we could find anybody...
When we finally DID order, everything was well prepared
and theatrically served...the food was wonderful -- i
had a chicken scarpariello, my girlfriend had a
spaghettini bolognese...and we shared a buffala
mozzerella caprese to begin...
Dessert was equally yummy (and indulgent) -- tiramisu
for me, fresh fruit cut (again very theatrically) at
tableside and then doused (or maybe drowned) in grand
Complimentary sambuca for both of us for my birthday...
Wine list was NOT very impressive, but we had a
suitable vermentino for $35 that left nothing to be
All in all, a great place for a birthday or for any
occasion...If you get there later, the place tends to
clear out and the service improves dramatically...