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Apr 28, 2012 08:33 AM

Burrata Eastchester

I'm starting this thread because Burratta was reviewed in the Times and I'm eager to see what people have to say about their experiences there. I have not yet been but hope to visit soon.


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  1. Me too , many have compared to polpettina
    .... Any suggestions?

      1. I have eaten lunch at Burrata twice, and I think that it is superior to Polpettina, where I have had two very mediocre lunches. Burrata has a $10 lunch special, which includes a soup or salad and a pizza. What a bargain. My most recept experience with Polpettina was an $11 take out sandwich that was like eating a head of chopped garlic between two slices of bread. There is no comparison between that and the food at Burrata.

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        1. re: roxlet

          Does Buratta have a website yet?

          1. re: roxlet

            As per the Polpettina thread where the chicken parm hero was discussed, Polpettina's chicken parm hero is made with Chicken, breading, cheese, sauce (no garlic) It is not prepared with garlic and the taste of garlic really isn't discernible in their tomato sauce. If your sandwich tasted like garlic between two slices of bread then something went terribly wrong, this is not typical of their chicken parm hero.

            I have not been to Burrata because that style of pizza is just not my thing but a friend of mine had dinner there several weeks ago and said that the portions were tiny especially the octopus which she said was just laughable, something like three tiny pieces. How are the lunch portions at Burrata.

            1. re: chowdom

              I am wondering why you don't write about Polpettina on the Polpettina thread. Yes, maybe something was terribly wrong with the chicken sandwich that day because it was inedible due to the surfit of garlic. I think you mentioned this and I answered on the Polpettina thread. Are you doubting my experience? Do you think I have an ax to grind? I don't, and the sandwich was inedible.

              I have not been to Burrata at night, and I have not eaten much off the regular menu, just the lunch special menu and one additional item -- the beet salad, which was excellent. The portion seemed about right to me for a lunch side, but I can neither comment on the the dinner portions nor the octopus since I have experience with neither.

          2. I went a few weeks ago. Having sampled a few in the new crop of "coal-fired brick-oven" pizza places popping up in the White Plains area, I thought the pizza here was on the soggy side. Not that tasty either; Iwould recommend Frankie & Fanucci's in Hartsdale or Mamaroneck over it. Also, it is extreley noisy because of all the hard, relective surfaces in the place.

            1. Went for dinner a few days ago and found the food, on the whole good.
              The pizza, which is kind of the point here, I have to give a mixed review.
              I thought the toppings (and choices in the combination thereof) were really good; flavourful and well done.
              The crust, on the other hand is a little on the oddly bland side, and chewy... somewhere on the doughy side.
              It's decent but not amazing.
              On the whole though, a pleasant experience.
              We were surprised that on a mid Sat night they weren't terribly busy though; most of the crowd seemed to be early eating families that were out by 8p. Not a good sign.