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Caffe Azzurri, Hartsdale?

surman Feb 12, 2010 01:46 PM

This has been open for several weeks, but not a single post... Is this because no 'Hounds have been, or because we're all annoyed with the new board structure?

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Caffe Azzurri
20 N. Central Avenue, Hartsdale, NY 10530

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    sprintS4 RE: surman Feb 12, 2010 05:46 PM

    have yet to try it out yet...heard they've been busy but just checked out their menu & for an Italian place they sure do use alot of un-Italian ingredients....
    edamame, chipotle, wasabi, chorizo, hoisin orange soy ginger sauce
    & those are just from their apps

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      bellafoodie RE: surman Mar 2, 2010 06:39 AM

      I have been there twice and the food is very good. They offer a prix-fix dinner for $25 which I have ordered from. The food is nicely prepared and everything seemed fresh. Server was good.

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        christinepierce RE: surman Mar 22, 2010 01:28 PM

        We went there during that stormy night last weekend. Food was pretty good. We ordered an Osso Bucco special made with pork and the sea bass. Good solid food. Bill was typically "Westchester" clocking in about $100 for two for a good meal- not doing cartwheels here but it was good.

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          NJfoodLover RE: surman Jul 7, 2010 01:02 PM

          I have been to Caffe Azzuri twice. I just returned from a business lunch there and it was excellent. I had a Shrimp dish served with a mango salsa over risotto. It was fabulous. The other diners had chicken parm and pappardelle with meat sauce and ricotta cheese. We started with the calamari and tuna appetizers. Everything was excellent.
          The Restaurant is very nice too. I love the little lounge area in the front. I can see myself relaxing there with a glass of wine.

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            christinepierce RE: NJfoodLover Jul 19, 2010 01:13 PM

            We also went a few weeks ago and the food was delicious. Unfortunately it was empty, on a Saturday night. Not sure why, it doesn't seem to be a location factor considering its proximity, accessability and there is ample parking...

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              intrepid RE: christinepierce Jul 19, 2010 02:10 PM

              this location has often had"location" issues

          2. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream RE: surman May 13, 2011 01:22 PM

            Headed here tonight... what pasta dishes are good?

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              foodiemom10583 RE: surman May 13, 2011 02:43 PM

              Not sure why everyone likes this place. I've been there twice. The service was either arrogant or inexperienced. Not sure what was worse: The waiter trying to convince my husband that the burnt hamburger he received was the "steak sandwich" listed on our private party's set lunch menu ("It is ground steak!" [ten minutes later] "Uh, sir, we had to substitute hamburgers for the steak, but we will make you a steak sandwich." Well, why didn't you make the steak sandwich when we ordered it?), or when I was there for dinner. I had eaten antipasti plus appetizers, asked for 3/4 of my skirt steak to be wrapped up and found out it had been thrown in the garbage because the bus boy didn't understand what "I'd like to take this home" meant. Oh, maybe it was when the server lied about the wine he served to one of my dinner companions (what she asked for was not the label on the bottle from which her glass was poured), or the pecan shells in the salad, or the runner placing teacups on the table by holding them with three fingers deep inside of the cup. Maybe it was when they ran out of plates for our large party's salads and gave me a dessert plate with a half portion of salad on it. I could go on. Sorry, I hope you have a better experience.

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                cubanat RE: foodiemom10583 May 13, 2011 02:57 PM

                YOU HAVE THE WORST LUCK AT SOME PLACES! Sorry for all caps not intended. Sounds like this place has more then locationj issues sadly.

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                  foodiemom10583 RE: cubanat May 13, 2011 03:06 PM

                  That's okay, I was using all caps after both of my visits there. Verbally, but all caps nonetheless.

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