- el Oct 3, 2003 01:22 PM
Is it true that even if you have a res at Il Bagatto, you still end up waiting for AWHILE?
also, is the wait even worth it?
I have never been with a reservation, and we usually eat early so I have never had to wait. I do think that it is worth the trip. It is my favorite of all of the East Village Italian in its price class (Max, Frank, Supper, etc.), all of which I like.
in my experience I've never had to wait too long the times I've had a reservation. The only advice I can give is to be there at the time you have reserved. The one thing they are notorious for is giving away your reservation if you're not there when your table is ready. I think they give you about 5 mins after your reservation time and then if you're not there, they then make you wait.
Although I must say, I've never been too dismayed with waiting at that place...the bartender in the downstairs bar is one of my favorites in the city. Sit at the bar for 20 minutes and you will get a lesson in mixology.
Every single time I've gone I've made a reservation and had to wait. And it's not an acceptable 15, 20 or even 30 minute wait. We're talking an hour+. It's infuriating and I haven't been in several years now.