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Enzos of Arthur Ave in Mt Kisco Any good?

GrifinMil May 2, 2011 07:51 PM

Tried to eat there Friday night and it was packed with an hour wait.
Curious to hear if it is any good.

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  1. Cheese Boy RE: GrifinMil May 2, 2011 08:29 PM

    If it's anything like his original location on Williamsbridge Road, then you're in for a real treat. Definitely worth the hour wait. Their red sauce is one of the best you'll ever have, that is, if they can match it to the one served on Williamsbridge Road. The red sauce is their forte, as is their seafood. IIRC, the restaurants are managed by guys from Calabria. I don't think you'll be disappointed with anything you order to be quite honest. Give them a try.

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      wincountrygirl RE: Cheese Boy May 3, 2011 03:39 AM

      I just checked out the menu - what a hoot! Under Pasta is stays "delicious pastas" and chicken is "tender chicken." Does sound like a real down home Italian - can't wait to try it

      This is an edit - I just went back and looked at the printable menu - anything you can imagine is on that menu! And the prices are not bad for MK.

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        Cheese Boy RE: wincountrygirl May 3, 2011 11:37 PM

        Wincountrygirl, after you click on the "MENU" tab from their Home page, just click on "Chicken" or "Veal" etc. and it will give you an expanded menu similar to what you saw on their printable one. Now as far as pricing goes, my guess is that those prices are likely Bronx prices and not MK prices. Maybe outdated too. The food though is VERY GOOD and super fresh if it's anything like they serve on Williamsbridge Road in the Bronx.

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          wincountrygirl RE: Cheese Boy May 4, 2011 03:48 AM

          Thanks, Cheese Boy . I'm looking forward to trying it.

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            intrepid RE: wincountrygirl May 8, 2011 04:15 AM

            ate there recently...place has an old world feel, yet everything iis spanking new...small bar area, nice, table spacing very good, chairs very comfy at dinner table...brad poor, salads very good, eggpl rollatini verh good, snpper, very good, rigatoni very good, broccoli rabe very good, tomato sauce excellent, service fair would I go back..diefinetly

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              Marge RE: intrepid Jul 1, 2011 12:47 PM

              Any updates? The Bronx menu looks good to me but I couldn't find a menu for the Mount Kisco location--or any indication that they are the same owner for that matter! Was thinking of heading to Arthur Ave tonight, but Mount Kisco is so much closer--appreciate any further info, thanks.

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                apples RE: Marge Jul 1, 2011 06:02 PM

                stick with their Arthur Avenue spot!!! I was thoroughly disappointed at our dinner, horrible wait, poor service and below average food...an awful experience. Have yet to ahve a bad experience in the bronx at teh Arthur Ave location. Always good service and great food!

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                  Marge RE: Marge Jul 2, 2011 08:23 AM

                  Well, we went for dinner last night and won't be returning. Actually, the service was fine--friendly and attentive. I thought the bread was good, I liked the olive bread. We then shared an appetizer of eggplant rollatini which was ok, light and fluffy. We each had fish, which did not come with a side of pasta, so we ordered one side of spaghetti, which was served with the marachiere sauce that the fish was served with. The fish was fine--fresh and okay. The bill was what really was troubling for average food--one shared appetizer, 2 mains of fish, 1 pasta side (about 25 cents worth of spaghetti for $6.95!!!!) and one glass of wine each was over $100 with tip. Although ok, it was nothing special and the food is way overpriced.

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                    editor58 RE: Marge Jul 12, 2011 04:50 AM

                    Does anyone have a clue as what it costs to get a dish to your table? Here's what goes into your $6.95 dish of pasta. Labor to make the sauce and pasta unless it's out of a jar. Rent, Insurance, electric. gas, garbage removal, water costs from Mt. Kisco, and they are HUGE, kitchen labor, and the list goes on. If you want 25 cents worth of pasta make it at home. Im just an objective observer but even Enzo needs to send his kids to college! Sheesh!

                    Enzo's Restaurant
                    451 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck, NY 10543

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                      MudRoute RE: editor58 Jul 12, 2011 05:00 AM

                      It's a question of value. I can make Italian food as well as what I ate here and it didn't cost me $90 for 2 people without alcohol.

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                        Marge RE: editor58 Jul 12, 2011 06:24 AM

                        Actually, editor, the sauce put on the pasta was the same sauce that was on the fish, it was not specially made. Just guessing there already was a big pot of boiling water in the kitchen in which to dump my 25 cents worth of pasta in, I wasn't the only person there with pasta. And as stated by me and others, the food is average at best, and way overpriced for what it is. If you want to send Enzo's kids to college that's your prerogative, but when I dine out, I expect value and quality for my hard earned money. Sheesh yourself!

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                          grabsomegrub RE: editor58 Jul 12, 2011 06:29 AM


                          Even with all of those expenses, they need to produce a product that people want to buy. Costs are not an excuse to provide sub par food and service. If they can't make it work, they should close down. Their food stinks. So does their service. I will make my pasta at home, thank you. Sheesh.

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                            editor58 RE: grabsomegrub Sep 20, 2011 05:35 AM

                            I agree with everything you've said above. And there is NEVER an excuse for crappy food at high prices SHEESH! We start with fresh ripe plum tomatoes pure olive oil, EEVO, and go from there, every ingredient is an added instrument to a symphony in the complete dish; so if as you say (and I have not yet tried Enzos-MK) their food is sub-par, the sentence carried out by the jury will be death. Problem is, MANY people really don’t know extraordinary food. It is a sad comment about a respected Arthur Avenue establishment. As a MK restaurant owner, you cannot fool patrons, and trying to is shameful and disrespectful. Sure we have costs, HUGE costs, but we deliver a superior product, local produce when available, and organic when it makes monetary sense. They will soon realize you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.

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                            lisy3790 RE: editor58 Jul 14, 2011 09:19 AM

                            When Aurther avenue is attached to a name people are especting to be wowed, why, because there is a certain romance about it, when acually there is nothing special about the food there. the products used there can be deliverd to any destination, hence Mount kisco, and there is nothing romantic about Mount Kisco. The food better be above average for me to circle around the block for a half hour trying to find a parking space. I'll stick with Mardino's

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                              wincountrygirl RE: lisy3790 Jul 14, 2011 03:38 PM

                              Mardino's in Mt. Kisco on Lexington? I have often wondered about that place. It's been there forever. How is it?

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                                lisy3790 RE: wincountrygirl Jul 15, 2011 07:39 AM

                                Just good old school Italian food. Very nice people who work and own it. Been a while since i've been. I rather give my hard earned money to humble people.

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              MudRoute RE: GrifinMil May 14, 2011 08:29 AM

              Went last night, thoroughly pedestrian. Service was slow--2 hours for appetizers and pasta--and fairly indifferent. Spouse's salad was fine, calamari was underseasoned and just so-so. Our pastas were cooked well, but the sauces weren't particularly well seasoned and needed more oomph.

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                grabsomegrub RE: MudRoute May 28, 2011 07:17 AM

                I thought it would be hard to ruin an Italian meal. But these guys did. We waited for a full half- inning of the Mets game, which was on the TV over the bar, before the hostess demonstrated any effort to seat us (there was no one in front of us). We ordered the caprese salad--the cheese was bland and hard and was no better than a ball of mozzarella purchased on its expiration date at Shop Rite. The penne vodka with prosciutto came with an additional mystery meat. If Piero's II in Mount Kisco, which had food FAR superior to Enzo's, couldn't survive, then someone should start writing the eulogy for this joint.

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                steelydad RE: GrifinMil Jul 28, 2011 10:20 AM

                Went 2 weeks ago on a hot Sat night. After waiting 10 min, waiter, who was friendly, took our drink orders. 15 min later, we asked him where they were and he said "Sorry, I forgot.". Bread was not the Casa bread or fresh semolina that you get at the Arthur Ave. original.

                Long story short. Hot antepasto was well executed. Chx scapariello mediocre. Linguine white clam uninspired.
                My martini, when it DID arrive, was good. Price is 25% higher than in da Bronx. I will try it again one more time....but i would not rush to go there.

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                  steelydad RE: GrifinMil Jul 28, 2011 10:24 AM

                  Decor-- Think 1950's rumpus room. Cinderblock walls, industrial carpet.
                  Service-- decent when not crowded, which it usually isn't
                  Food-- Piero II was much better, nothing fancy but tasty.

                  Decor very depressing.

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                    Emeraldgirl RE: steelydad Sep 8, 2011 05:42 PM

                    Are you talking about enzo of arthur ave in mt kisco? Because there is no carpeting in this place?

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