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May 13, 2012 06:47 AM

Eggplant Parmesan

all I want for mothersday is a great plate of Eggplant Parmesan.
Preferabally a sit down rest with decent atmosphere and service.

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    1. re: treb

      Little Vinny's or Vinny's @ Night?

      1. re: holldoll

        I'm guessing @night since lil'vinny's is no more.

    2. il panino on parmenter.

      but i don't know where you'll get in anywhere today without a reservation.

      happy mother's day anyway.

        1. re: retrofabulousity

          Gran Gusto it is! Thanks and happy mothers day!

          1. re: holldoll

            holldoll, whew! you def chose the winner; glad retro hopped on to help. It is sooo good at GG- perfect, actually. unfortunately, Vinny's is no comparison, and ditto with any sub shop( where they buy it in or make it in hotel pans.)

            1. re: opinionatedchef

              don't get your comment, agree GG is very good but, Vinny's cooks their eggplant, in fact everything, to order. whew!! no hotel pans.

              1. re: treb

                well, I live down the street from Vinnie's and often pick it up from their to go case in the deli, and when it's not in there, they will dish some up from the sandwich bar. I do believe they make it in house, but ahead of time, for restaurant patrons, and then heat it up "to order." It heats up fine, by the way, as I know from the using up my leftovers.

                1. re: Madrid

                  I don't believe you can equate entree's preped for take out or their sandwich shop vs entree's ordered at their restaurant.

                2. re: treb

                  well then i am completely wrong,my memory is faulty and i apologize. thx for the correction, treb. How is it compared to GG in your opinion?

            2. re: retrofabulousity

              + 1 for Gran Gusto -- really truly delicious. But don't skip the pizza!

              1. re: ebaba

                Can you believe GG didn't have any Eggpland Parmesan yesterday.. LOL
                Good thing I only traveled 1/2 a mile to get there.
                We ordered squid ink pasta meh! fettucini al porcini meh! calamari fritti meh!
                pizza with tartufo good but soupy, arucola pizza also good but soupy. Great wine, super Tuscan and a house white I had never heard of, tiramisu more custard than cake and a napoleon type desert meh! Overall I think GG is slipping a bit although the service was righ t on.

                1. re: holldoll

                  Bummer. This thread had me craving good eggplant parm so I ordered takeout from Gran Gusto, along with a side of pasta and the fettuccine w/ porcinis. I was crushed when they called back a few minutes later to say they were out of eggplant. I agree, the fettuccine was just okay. The red sauce on the pasta side was awesome, though.