So Giuseppe's not there anymore? Did not see that coming.......
Di Gennaro is a megalomaniac with little talent. Crapo would be shut down if it were in a city with a real Italian community.
Not surprised Sorrentino's sacked him so quickly.
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I have met Giuseppe on numerous occasions since we started going to Capo in 2007. Most of the time he is quiet and doesn't talk much, as he is focused on his job. He has had a smile on his face and been warm with us a few times, namely when Sorrentino's first opened up and when it was slowing down at the end of the night. I don't find him any of the things that piano boy has mentioned. Most of the time he is simply intense and not friendly while on the job, and that is not a big deal.
Your experience obviously differs and I'm sorry to hear that. There is no reason to go and call the restaurant "Crapo" based on your opinion of him, and if that is the case I would really love to hear your list of favourite restaurants in this city. The only restaurants I would call "crap" in this city (and even then I would hesitate to ever be that obviously negative) are any of Vickers' restos. I also find places like Mercato and Blink overrated and overpriced. Fact is we have a lot of great restos in this city.
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