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Wonderful Lunch at Bar Pitti

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Simon Dec 7, 2012 07:23 AM

Stopped in at 3pm yesterday and got a nice seat by the window...

-- fennel soup...a puree, w/ chicken stock i believe, and a drizzle of olive oil, was the best soup i've had recently...healthy, not too salty, herby, perfect...

-- the lamb shank braised in red wine was fall-off-the-bone tender and a steal for 21 bucks...

-- glass of superior Chianti...followed by some tea...hard for me to imagine a more satisfying winter lunch...

Service was extremely friendly and welcoming...

Assuming they keep up the good work, this will likely become one of my very regular places...

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    foodwhisperer Dec 7, 2012 03:44 PM

    Glad to hear you enjoyed your food. I've never had the dishes you had there, so good to know I can vary off my usual pasta dishes there. THeir burrata appetizer is real good, and so are their mussels. Sometimes they have a lobster linguini special which is really good. All of their pastas are delicious. In warmer weather, the line to get in is ridiculously long. I frequent Bar Pitti,, if too busy I just go next door to Da Silvano for their Contadina

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      AubWah Dec 7, 2012 04:58 PM

      I am Team Pitti. Would never step foot on Da Silvano property

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        foodwhisperer Dec 7, 2012 07:46 PM

        hahaha, hey they pitta and silvano used to be on the same team

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          loratliff Dec 7, 2012 08:16 PM

          Da Silvano always seems so empty, so it looks like others are in your camp as well!

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            foodwhisperer Dec 8, 2012 09:22 PM

            Interestingly, things reversed. Da Silvano used to be very difficult to get a table, now Bar Pitti gets that way. Bar Pitti was owned by Da Silvano, then the feud started.
            http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/bar-pitti/
            here's another short article http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2008/11...

            Da Silvano gets more of the likes of Jack Nicolson, Paul Sorvino, Danny Devito and many more. I heard Paul Sorvino singing opera there one night. I like both places, Da Silvano being more Tuscan.

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        Simon Dec 8, 2012 01:53 PM

        Wonderful 3pm Lunch Redux today: puntarelle (raw chicory salad with anchovy vinagrette), baby octopus in tomato sauce, a single glass of Chianti...equally awesome

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