A Voce First Timer - Recs?
I am eating there for the first time this evening and was hoping for some recs. Seems like the duck meatballs are a definite. Anything else?
I second the ricotta appetizer and the duck meatballs! Other dishes I like are:
Roasted Beet Salad
Sweek Corn Ravioli (not sure if it was seasonal for summer)
Bomboloni (donut-like dessert)
I know a lot of people complaint about the noise there. While it is not a problem for me, I do want you to have the expectation that the restaurant might get loud when crowded. My recommendation: Just concentrate on the great food and ignore the rest!
My suggestion would be a little different, in that I would specifically suggest to avoid the Gnocci with lamb. One of the worst pasta dishes I've ever had in New York. The lamb (when I ate there last January) was too close to the meat product in a Chef Boyardee can for my taste.
I went to A Voce about 3 weeks ago and was disappointed that they didn't have the duck meatballs on the menu. Perhaps they just didn't have them that night or it's a rotated dish on the menu, although it seems like that's the dish everyone raves about so I was surprised to find it not on the menu.
are you sure, I just went there 2 weeks ago and they had them. i think they never take them off the menu as a signature dish. they print out new menus every day, so i guess its entirely possible that they had some sort of shortage that particular day. i can almost guarantee if you go back they'll have them.
i actually wasn't in love with the menu last time i went since it changes seasonally. thte pastas are almost always good though. and a note for the bomboloni: one order is pretty much enough for 2 or 3 people at least. they give you four big cream filled doughnuts to drizzle with chocolate sauce. it's really too much to finish off on your own.
I was there about 2 weeks. They did not have the duck meatballs when I was around, so hopefully they will be there when you have dinner.
I thought the tripe dish with a poached egg and the duckling stood out.