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margaritaman Jan 22, 2007 04:44 PM

Hi there, could someone tell me about Apizz. I made reservations for me and my new GF on Valentines day. I am looking for a cozy romantic setting but never set foot in Apizz. I have been reading some past reviews and found many positive comments.

Thank you

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    Lucia RE: margaritaman Jan 22, 2007 04:47 PM

    It is cozy and romantic. Small room w/exposed kitchen/wood oven on one end. Walls are white w/mirrors and plant accents. Food is simple, hearty, rustic Italian and very good. Go to their website for menu ideas and maybe some pictures.

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      esyle RE: margaritaman Jan 22, 2007 05:33 PM

      But not quiet. It's a very noisy place. The food is good but I had a big issue with the service, So don't think about lingering, or better yet, don't think about paying your bill unless you've already got your coat on because they'll shoo you out the moment it's paid. My friends and I had the audacity to think we could finish our wine after paying our bill and we were rudely told otherwise. I will never go there again.

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        Nehna RE: margaritaman Jan 22, 2007 06:51 PM

        Agree with Esyle on the noise and on the poor service. The food is very good but that's it....wouldn't be my choice, therefore, for a romantic V-Day dinner. If Italian is what you are after, perhaps consider Crispo? Not as noisy, never had service issues, and the food is just as good.

        1. livetotravel RE: margaritaman Jan 22, 2007 07:00 PM

          Full disclosure - I've never eaten at Apizz, but, I did go to a charity tasting where John LaFemina was making his polpette e pomodori - veal-pork-beef meatballs with ricotta and tomato gravy. They were other-worldly! Maybe worth a visit just for these.

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            Nehna RE: livetotravel Jan 22, 2007 10:07 PM

            The meatballs were actually the best thing I remember having there. Really delicious and rather huge. Still didnt make up for the disaster of a dining experience it was in all other respects.

          2. nyufoodie RE: margaritaman Jan 23, 2007 10:24 AM

            We had a pleasant time when we went to Apizz for the 1st/last time. They had a really good shrimp appetizer dish and aside from the meatball entree a fairly good rustic lasagna dish which I found better than Bianca's but, not as good as Max's on a good day ( I say in a good day coz the last time I had the lasagna in Max the chef put too much nutmeg on the bechamel sauce so it wasn't as good). The place is rather small and cozy with the perfect lighting for a romantic evening. It just gets a tad too noisy when full. Service was slow but the server was pleasant and knowledgable. Just make sure that they don't book you in the windowless basement which they use for people waiting for tables and is located beside the toilet...downstairs are is good place to have cocktails but, not dinner.

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              mr_seabass RE: margaritaman Jan 24, 2007 02:41 PM

              Had dinner there on Saturday night. The interior is beautiful and we found the service and general atmosphere to be great. The food was good, but surprisingly quite heavy. Both of us had appetizers and entree's and couldn't even consider deserts. When I mentioned this to friends who had been there for their anniversary, they said the same thing - that the food was just a little too robust and resulted in a shorter meal than they had anticipated. Having said all that, I did choose the gnocci with short rib ragu!!

              The blood orange mojito which was sublime.

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                swms122456 RE: margaritaman Jan 24, 2007 03:58 PM

                I love Apizz! Have the Ravioli con Zucca Open ravioli with ricotta & mascarpone, caramelized butternut squash, brown butter and sage. Meatballs and short rib ragu mentioned above RULE! I have never had a problem with the staff, they have always been so nice. It is very cozy and warm (everything cooked in the brick oven) on a cold night!

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                  roze RE: bakedbeans Jan 25, 2007 11:28 AM

                  Seriously- this is a food board not a place for you to cry about your obviously unhappy life.. If margaritaman wanted any relationship advice he could go to match.com. I hardly think he needs to listin to bakedbeans.

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                    margaritaman RE: margaritaman Jan 25, 2007 10:07 AM

                    Sorry, I booked a surprise vacation for her the following week in the Virgin Islands and bought her a nice ring .. " I am going to get her flowers for that she loves them"...... Cooking? I cook most nights for her because she works late. Plus, I expense my meals so I don't pay for it. I am looking for a small cozy romantic place to eat that I have yet to try in that GENERAL AREA...... IS THAT OK FOR YOU? or is it LAME that she gets off early that night so we could actually go out to eat rather then SITTING HOME like many nights. I assume you think Your situation is the same as mine....

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                      Bugswife RE: margaritaman Feb 2, 2007 09:59 AM

                      I liked Apizz. I think it is perfect for Valentine's day. Or you could skip dinner and go to Max Brenner's Chocolate by the Bald Guy and go a little crazy.....

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