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Academia Di Vino - 63rd and Lex

sandwich22 Jul 14, 2008 01:28 PM

Went there on Sat night wtih a group of friends. Really liked the food and atmopshere. Just wondering what other people think about the place.

  1. prdct Jul 15, 2008 10:27 AM

    I'll be the dissenter here. I went when it first opened and found the food overpriced and mediocre and the crowd maddening. Like Upper East Siders tryint to pretend they were downtown...

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    1. re: prdct
      esyle Jul 15, 2008 11:16 AM

      It was crowded when I was there (when we left actually) but I chalked it up to a restaurant in that location that had finally generated such great buzz. Wondering if the crowds are still that maddening.

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      psawce Jul 15, 2008 10:17 AM

      Pastas where too heavy when I was there. And portions where too big - if you can complain about such a thing. The crudo I had was good really good though.

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        sandwich22 Jul 15, 2008 09:23 AM

        Yes, you're right - on 3rd avenue. They gave us a round table, which faciliated discussion, and the wines were excellent. The food was good and pretty reasonably priced. Boyfriend and I tried a few things and only paid $44 for the two of us.

        1. kcijones001 Jul 15, 2008 07:19 AM

          I absolutely love it...Was actually discussing it with friends last night and we're were also wondering why we havent been back! Atmosphere is great and the food is incredible...I even bought my father a gift certificate there for father's day!

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            fdb Jul 14, 2008 09:20 PM

            ADV was one of my favorites on my last visit to NY. I really enjoyed their crudo and pizza (esp. the one with black truffle sauce). I thought the pasta and entree dishes weren't quite as solid. I would stick with the small plates and pizza next time.

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              esyle Jul 14, 2008 04:22 PM

              I went when it first opened and enjoyed it a lot. Not sure why I haven't been back. Service was great, loved the pizzas, although I remember thinking the pasta entrees were quite small. Great wine selections. Glad to see this place may have broken the jinx of that location...

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                peachtart Jul 14, 2008 02:10 PM

                It is on 3rd ave

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