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Undici, Rumson

nyebaby37 Sep 12, 2007 06:32 AM

This is newly added to OpenTable. Anyone been? NO website that i can find.
Undici writes:
Undici is the recreation of a Tuscan farmhouse. The stone, woods, plaster and tile are all reminiscent of an era passed.
The cuisine will consist of the freshest quality ingredients available at market. This will allow us to change our menus seasonally to provide continuing freshness and change. The menu will truly be rustic Italian.
All of our pasta, gnocchi and ravioli will be homemade daily using only Caputo Italian flour.
Fresh fish and meats are bought in daily to assure quality and freshness.
Our wine list is award winning featuring over 350 labels from the greatest Italian producers. Our wine by the glass program features over 40 selections from the great Italian wine regions.
For a quick snack or a delicious lunch or dinner.

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    taboni RE: nyebaby37 Sep 12, 2007 06:38 AM

    They haven't opened yet (I live down the road). It is the same owner as Basil T's in Red Bank I believe. I am curious to see if it will be any better than what they offer there (hopefully).

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      RGR RE: taboni Sep 12, 2007 06:48 AM

      How good the food at Undici will be entirely depend on who is the executive chef. If it's the same person who is executive chef at Basil T's, then, regardless of how fancy, i.e., more upscale, Udici may be, the food will be of Basil T's quality. However, if they've hired a different executive chef, then it remains to be seen.

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        bgut1 RE: RGR Sep 12, 2007 07:45 AM

        Good point RGR. BTW, How can their wine list be award winning if they haven't opened yet?

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          taboni RE: bgut1 Sep 12, 2007 07:47 AM

          That was my next question! On opentable they have the executive chef listed as Elvin Molina and Gianni Atzori. I'm not sure who the exec is these days at Basil T's since I think Ken Mansfield is now at Sirena in LB, no?

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            RGR RE: littleone4 Sep 28, 2007 05:46 PM

            Well, then, that settles that! I can cross Udici off the list -- not that it was ever seriously on. Italian food in NJ would have to be over-the-room spectacular for me to travel any distance for it.

    2. Angelina RE: nyebaby37 Sep 13, 2007 05:28 AM

      Does anyone know of an opening date?

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        Babs16 RE: Angelina Sep 28, 2007 06:06 PM

        There is a Basil T's in Toms River. If it is owned by the same people, it is almost a sure loser. The service is horrible, the food leaves much to be admirered.

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          cmullin1977 RE: Babs16 Oct 27, 2007 05:33 PM

          The owner of the orginal basil t's in red bank sold the one toms river a long time ago. not too many good places to eat in town but basils is one of them.

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            bgut1 RE: cmullin1977 Oct 28, 2007 05:18 AM

            cmullin - Are you saying that basil's is a good place to eat in TR or Red Bank? Either way I have to disagree with you on both fronts. I think the general consensus on this board is that the food at both are pretty bad. Further the statement that there are not many "good" restaurants in either city is quite short sighted (Dish, Thyme Square, and Teak in RB; Bistro 44, Villa Amalfi, Nobi in TR).

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              Tay RE: bgut1 Oct 28, 2007 05:37 AM

              I'd have to agree about Basil T's ... Not very good food and poory trained/managed Wait Staff.
              I've had the pleasure of dining at Sogno in RB and thought both the food and the service to be very good.

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                bgut1 RE: Tay Oct 28, 2007 05:42 AM

                Tay - I'm interested in knowing more about your meal at Sogno. That restaurant used to be my favorite go to spot in Red Bank before the Esposito family sold it some years back. I dined there weeks after the sale (obviously not knowing about the transfer) and had the worst meal vowing never to return. These recent reports may give me reason to try again. Thank you.

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                  seal RE: bgut1 Oct 28, 2007 07:32 AM

                  We went to Undici and add our regrets to those expressed above. It's not even worth going into detail. Suffice to say, nice room, mediocre to bad food, lots of money down the drain.

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                    bgut1 RE: seal Oct 28, 2007 10:50 AM

                    Sorry about your bad meal Seal. Thanks for taking one for the team. :)

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                      Deb Van D RE: seal Oct 29, 2007 09:13 AM

                      Ditto, Seal. We weren't tempted to even try it, but might have eventually if the reports had been better. Your experience tears it, details not necessary. Thanks for saving us the trouble.

                      And thanks to bgut, too. I've been curious about Dino's in Ursula Plaza, just because it is so nearby. So much for that.

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          CTS07760 RE: nyebaby37 Nov 4, 2007 06:46 AM

          I went a few weeks ago. It is extremely expensive and the food is fair at best. Wait staff is disorganized.
          Most of the comments from locals is the same too expensive for what you get. They need to reconsider their price points. $18.00 for an individual pizza is excessive even in Rumson. I do not plan on going back anytime soon and from the buzz I'm hearing around niether is anyone else.

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            clapton RE: CTS07760 Dec 12, 2007 08:43 AM

            We went early Nov. and were completely unimpressed....a VERY poor value. Our service was incompetent (they must've worked the McD's window prior)......$48 for the veal chop?.........Now, I really miss the "old" Hook Line..........PS. I lobbied for Angelicas in SB after seeing some feedback here, but was out-voted. "Vindication was mine"

          2. Angelina RE: literality Nov 11, 2007 02:27 AM

            Read my post.. I liked the place..pricey...but I still would go back...I may be "shuned" from this board..but it was nice.....

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              nyebaby37 RE: Angelina Dec 13, 2007 06:25 AM

              A, do they have a websit? TIA

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                Angelina RE: nyebaby37 Dec 13, 2007 07:54 AM

                Hello nyebaby!!!


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                  nyebaby37 RE: Angelina Dec 15, 2007 06:49 AM

                  OUCH, pricey -- Thanks for the website.

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                    Angelina RE: nyebaby37 Dec 15, 2007 07:45 AM

                    You are not missing anything by going there. If you really want...go to Basil T's in Red Bank, and just double the price of everything. :)

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                      grandpoobah RE: Angelina Dec 18, 2007 09:31 PM

                      I feel the bar there is a great little place for a glass of wine, but my buck stops there. $8 per slice of cheese, even Restaurant Nicholas doesn't charge that much!

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              xny556cip RE: nyebaby37 Dec 23, 2007 07:29 AM

              By the look of the website it appears to be Disneyland dining for the Rolex Riders, nothing more than an Olive Garden conceived by Gordon Geko.Faux Tuscan Rustica with prices that match the sterling exchange rates of today.

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                Angelina RE: xny556cip Dec 23, 2007 11:37 AM

                ha! ha! GOOD ONE...xny556!! I laughed so much at "Disneyland for Rolex Riders!!!"

                Hysterical!! Happy Holidays!!!

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                  middletownguy RE: xny556cip Feb 8, 2008 08:02 AM

                  That's pretty funny Gordon Geko's Olive Garden - and from the pictures, accurate. In looking at the prices, it is living up to its reputation here in Monmouth county - OVERPRICED. At these prices I will go to Nicholas. I miss the Hook Line.

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