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platman Dec 28, 2006 04:12 PM

Does any nbody know wher Chef Sandro (maybe fiorentino) is cooking...used to be at table 12 and Sandro's...love his pasta and am suffering from withdrawal.

Thanks

  1. livetotravel Dec 28, 2006 04:55 PM

    I believe Sandro Fioriti is chef-partner at Il Valentino.

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      platman Dec 28, 2006 05:06 PM

      Have you eaten there and is it any good ...thanks for the info!

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      abigjudge Dec 28, 2006 06:03 PM

      Just spoke to IlValentino Sanro left he has to be harder to live with than my 3rd wife.

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        platman Dec 29, 2006 03:20 AM

        how sad... let me know if you hear anything else and thanks again.

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          demo5 Oct 25, 2009 11:28 AM

          Just in case you have missed it, he has been cooking at his eponymous restaurant at 306 East 81st street for about two years now.

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            MMRuth Dec 5, 2009 06:56 PM

            And, his cooking there is superb.

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              ml77 Dec 5, 2009 09:22 PM

              I agree! Just moved to the UES in June, and Sandro's quickly became my favorite local restaurant. The Dow Jones Pasta Special is a fabulous deal. M-F, from 4:30-6:30, you can order any pasta on the menu for a price equivalent to that day's closing DJIA. Basically, it's about $10 for a pasta that typically goes for about $20. And what pasta! The amatriciana is addictive.

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                MMRuth Dec 6, 2009 03:48 AM

                I want to try the amatriciana - so far I've not weaned myself off the spaghetti al limone.

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                  jinglejangle Dec 6, 2009 07:01 AM

                  I've had both, equally delish. But am loving the Dow Jones special! Am long overdue for a visit.

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                    ml77 Dec 6, 2009 09:47 PM

                    I should also mention the service, which has been uniformly excellent. For example, I went on my B day this summer, and reserved the table outside. Unfortunately, there was a light mist falling when we arrived. Nevertheless, we wanted to try it and hoped that the skies wouldn't open up until later. Of course, we only lasted about 20 mins before it began to pour. We grabbed our food and ran inside. Despite the aggravations this caused the staff, they never betrayed any annoyance at our request.

                    The other day, I stopped in for the pasta special. At first, I was told that I could not have my beloved amatriciana because Sandro had just arrived and the sauce was not made. I told them that I'd be willing to wait if it took awhile to make the dish, but that I'd love to have it if possible. Giovanni took my request to Sandro, who graciously agreed to go ahead.

                    The space is small and gets fairly loud when full. But I'll keep heading back for the great service and delicious authentic Italian (Sandro grew up in Rome) food.

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                  hebatty Dec 12, 2009 01:27 PM

                  the dow jones special is great - but you MUST MUST try the lemon pasta - sounds YEECH - tastes like heaven - delicate and delicious and for once I didnt' get that but tried his special pasta of the evening - his true italian bolognese - no tomato - what an ethereal delight that was

                  great place

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