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Gran Gusto and Pulcinella these days

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newhound Mar 20, 2012 05:44 PM

After frequent trips to Gran Gusto, it's been more than a year since my last visit there. Is it still earning the consistent raves it used to get? And Trattoria Pulcinella... so up and down over the years...has anyone had any experience there in the last few months?

  1. Dave MP Mar 26, 2012 02:32 PM

    People definitely still like the eggplant parm at Gran Gusto!

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/836762

    1. Alcachofa Mar 26, 2012 03:07 PM

      My dinner at Pulcinella was excellent just last Saturday. I was last there almost 4 years ago(!), and at that time they had just hired a new chef who I liked. Maybe it's the same guy.

      Always have sticker shock when the check comes, though. Not outrageously expensive, it just seems like a place which would have "simpler" pricing.

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        FoodDabbler Mar 26, 2012 06:00 PM

        Yes, Pulcinella is a little expensive for what it is. I eat there occasionally, but were it 20% cheaper I'd eat there twice as often. Although I've had some disappointments there (a rather bland lentil soup one time, and a one-note pork chop dish), I've found the food robust in general and well executed.

        I'm in a minority on this here, but I've never cared for the food at Gran Gusto, nor the experience of eating there. Their pizza is terrific, but it's the only thing I've liked there.

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