Was recommended this place by Rob, who due to work could not make it to Manhatten this evening. It’s the top rated Italian restaurant in Little Italy in the Zagat survey :-
Il Palazzo Food rated 24 for food.
Little Italy 151 Mulberry St. (bet. Grand & Hester Sts.) New York, NY, 10013 (212) 343-7000
A “solid performer in an ever-shrinking market” describes this Mulberry Street Italian that’s one of the “best on the block”, offering cooking that’s “better than grandma’s” plus “attentive”, “thought-the-waiter-was-going-to-feed-me” service; the “beautiful”, newly glassed-in garden might explain the slightly “higher-than-average cost.”
Started with a starter portion of pasta – spaghetti tossed in a tomato, basil and garlic sauce. It was very nice though it was spaghettini (thinner).
Main course. Saltimbocca. Not sure if this is the American style of it, since most Italian restaurant dishes are interpretations, but it was not rolls of veal with proscuito and sage leaves, intead it was flat. It was, however, very very nice, and a large portion as well. I had ordered a vegetable dish, not realising it already came with vegetables. Needless to say I was barely able to touch the spinach.
For a sweet I went with Rob’s recommendation of the Tirramasu. This was excellent and well worth it.
Service was great – European in style, not the overly fussy and attentive American style I hate. Over all – well worth the taxi rides to and from Little Italy, I would strongly consider going back there next time.