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Sep 9, 2010 06:06 PM

Don Peppe Vesuvio

I don't know what you think but I know what I ate and now much I enjoyed it. Don Pepe
was fantastic tonight. Baked Clams, Rigatoni with Sausage, Veal Don Pepe and Chicken Parmigiana. Two carafe's of cold red house wine- so bad but so good. So sinful I have to go to confession.
I don't care about decor, neighborhood or ambience. Say what you want the food was excellent. No decorated plates or uptight tip hungry waiters-just food.
I am happy nothing has changed and I don't want to see any.
Say what you want, it was good, classical and delicious. New York Italian the way it was and should be.

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    1. And you missed some of the best stuff.

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      1. re: sushiman

        I know. How's their $65 steak. I made a mistake with the chicken parmigiana. Should have had
        Linguini with white clam. What else? I'll try it next time.

        1. re: jfmirabella

          Linguini w "pink" clam sauce - Marechiare.

          Chicken scarpariello.

          Lobster Fra Diavolo

          Veal w Eggplant.

          Chinese chicken

          Shrimp Luciano

          Stuffed Artichoke

          1. re: sushiman

            Thanks-I'm off to Alberquerque- Food limbo. When I returm in two months first stop will be Don Pepe.

      2. Not even close to where they used to be. In fact you can walk ring in at any time without a wait.
        Bad part: No credit cards accepted, no wines
        No booze and no menus
        But the food is almost as good as it used to be.