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Have you been to i Sodi recently?

ttoommyy Mar 4, 2010 06:12 AM

And if you have, how was it? We went when it first opened and really enjoyed it. Haven't been back since. Why? I have no idea other than so many restaurants, so little time. Thanks!

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    doubledoc Jan 27, 2011 06:34 AM

    Went last night just before the storm hit.

    Thought that the food was ok, not great. Service was fantastic however.

    Started off with a nice bread basket, some very nice olive oil and some giant black and green olives on the house.

    Wife had parpadelle with wild boar ragu and i had the tagliatelle with meat sauce. Clear winner was the parpadelle, which was supremely silky and had just the right bite to is. Nice sauce too..good reduced red wine flavors. Tagliatelle was just ok..nice meat sauce, not lots of juicyness to it, and a little overwhelmed by the mound of cheese grated on top.

    Things fell apart big time for the mains: wife had the fried chicken and rabbit and i had the pork chop special.

    Wow. these were bad bad bad. Fried chicken was way overcooked...dry dry dry, while the potatoes on the plate were undercooked and underseasoned...Actually sent it back it was so bad.

    Pork chop was no better. WAY overcooked, and the bacon was SO SALTY and overcooked as well. Literally like strips of leather on the plate. And the kale was a lukewarm mash of horrible. Looked like frozen lawn clippings....didnt send this back though, because i felt so bad about sending wifer's dish back.

    waiter was very accomodating and brought wife a complementary antipasto platter so she could nibble while i knifed away at the bacon and chop.

    dessert was ok....chocolate salame (chocolate ganache with graham crackers within)

    for your rustic italian needs, i sodi is a charming little place, but I'll be going back to hearth or babbo next time

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    1. re: doubledoc
      ttoommyy Jan 27, 2011 08:25 AM

      Thanks for the report doubledoc. So often in many Italian restaurants of i Sodi's caliber I am thrilled with the antipasti and primi (pasta, risotto) and underwhelmed by the secondi. I've pretty much resigned myself to sticking with the first two and passing up the third when dining in such places.

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      doubledoc Jan 25, 2011 08:04 PM

      Has anyone been here recently? Going tomorrow night....If anyone has any good recommendations, I would love to hear them.

      What is the wine list like? Anything notable? General wine price ranges?

      Muchas Gracias Amigos

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        ttoommyy Jan 26, 2011 08:07 AM

        "Muchas Gracias Amigos

        Shouldn't that be "grazie mille amici" given the type of restaurant? [:)]

        Anyway...we went soon after I first posted this thread and we loved it. I can't answer your specific questions since it was 10 months ago. I too would love to hear from someone who has been there recently.

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          doubledoc Jan 26, 2011 09:16 AM

          Well I'll be there tonight, so I'll give a shout out tomorrow

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            ttoommyy Jan 26, 2011 09:23 AM


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        DavyTheFatBoy Mar 4, 2010 05:21 PM

        We go every few weeks. It's very good, simple straightforward Italian food. A little more Italy than New York. Perhaps a little more cheese than in Italy.

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          ttoommyy Mar 5, 2010 04:39 AM

          Thanks to all. Made a reservation for Saturday night, Looking forward to it.

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          Desidero Mar 4, 2010 08:39 AM

          Fwiw, just yesterday Frank Bruni sang the praises of i Sodi's artichoke lasagna on Twitter. I'd be curious to hear about other hounds recent experiences at i Sodi as well.

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            ttoommyy Mar 4, 2010 08:54 AM

            That's good to know. Thanks for the info. (I'm not part of the twitterati, so I never would have known this)

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              clembeauchamp Mar 4, 2010 09:30 AM

              We eat there somewhat regularly and love it. The service is inconsistent, often slow, but the food and wine list make it all worth while.

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