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Padre Figlio - Anyone been yet?

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liztish Feb 11, 2008 12:08 PM

Has anyone tried this new Italian steakhouse on 44th (b/t 1st and 2nd)?

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    taboo Nov 26, 2008 05:20 AM

    I am going on Tuesday night.... did everyone like this restaurant?

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      mbs Apr 24, 2009 03:26 PM

      I know the original post was almost a year old, but I am trying Padre Figlio tonight....was wondering if anyone has been or had thoughts?????

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        nyceater100 Nov 18, 2009 11:16 AM

        I was planning on going to Padre Figlio this weekend with a group. Does anyone have any feedback about the restaurant, likes/dislikes, etc? I've read positive reviews on various websites (yelp, citysearch...) but any feedback would be much appreciated.

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          egit Nov 18, 2009 11:51 AM

          Weird. It's like everyone says "I'm trying it tonight." And none of them have ever been heard from again... :-)

          Make sure you report back.

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            mbs Nov 19, 2009 05:45 AM

            I tried it a while back. While it is a huge gorgeous restaurant, it was EMPTY. The food happened to be very good, a little on the pricey side...wouldn't die to go back, but I live right there so it's convenient. I would suggest trying El Pote Rincon on 38th and 2nd.

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              taboo Nov 19, 2009 06:20 AM

              I agree. It was good, but would not run back there as it was empty when I was there too. Service was good too.

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            nyceater100 Nov 30, 2009 03:02 PM

            So I ended up going with a group of 12 on a saturday night and we were in a private room. It was a gorgeous restaurant and tastefully decorated. I was concerned that the restaurant would be empty but it was probably about 50-60% full and did not feel empty at all.

            The food was good, not spectacular but I'd recommend the place when looking for a restaurant with good group dining options in midtown east. Most of us were vegetarian, and the restaurant was very accommodating. The service was OK, nothing amazing. The waiter tried to serve us a wine different from the one we ordered, without telling us but that might have been a honest mistake on his part.

            So all in all, I'd say it was a good but not great experience.

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        bobby06877 Feb 12, 2008 01:04 PM

        I was just about to ask the same question when I read your post. I would also love any feedback on this place. It opened next door to my sons apartment and the menu looks very interesting. The area has plenty of steak places but the Italian dishes on the menu look very good. Hopefully it is like Pietro's back in their glory years.

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          liztish Feb 17, 2008 07:10 AM

          ANy update on this one, LeahBaila?? Might try this tonight...

        2. LeahBaila Feb 11, 2008 05:41 PM

          No, but I've heard good things. Using them for catering on Friday...will report back!

          www.thelunchbelle.com

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