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Tasca? Ostia?

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jdmetz Mar 7, 2007 08:34 AM

Has anyone been to either of these tapas places on 7th Ave? Is one better than the other? Would you choose either of them over Alta (for small plates comparison; I know Alta isn't strictly tapas)? Do either of them get too crowded for walk-ins? Thanks for the info.

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    DavyTheFatBoy Mar 8, 2007 05:42 AM

    Just had another very good meal at Ostia. Asparagus, Tortilla, flatbread, cheese plate. All very good. It's going on our regular list.

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      sap Mar 7, 2007 02:37 PM

      Tasca is completely unimpressive and overpriced. I live in the neighborhood and would say that going to August, Blue Ribbon, Little Owl, or one of the many other GREAT neighborhood restaurants is a much better decision.

      1. Zion Mar 7, 2007 11:40 AM

        tasca was a let down
        small portions, bland flavor, high prices, so-so service, loud acoustics...other than that is was fabulous! :(

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          lightboxnyc Mar 7, 2007 09:35 AM

          i found tasca to be very nice thought i haven't been to ostia.

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            Le Den Mar 7, 2007 09:23 AM

            Ostia has the better pedigree. Its from the La Nacional people.

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