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?
20 N. Central Avenue, Hartsdale, NY 10530
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
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.
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.
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.
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.