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jfmirabella Sep 9, 2010 06:06 PM

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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    sushiman RE: jfmirabella Sep 12, 2010 08:51 AM

    And you missed some of the best stuff.

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      jfmirabella RE: sushiman Sep 12, 2010 01:44 PM

      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.

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        sushiman RE: jfmirabella Sep 12, 2010 02:22 PM

        Linguini w "pink" clam sauce - Marechiare.

        Chicken scarpariello.

        Lobster Fra Diavolo

        Veal w Eggplant.

        Chinese chicken

        Shrimp Luciano

        Stuffed Artichoke

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          jfmirabella RE: sushiman Sep 13, 2010 05:19 PM

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

    2. grandma Zaza RE: jfmirabella Oct 22, 2010 07:18 PM

      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.

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