Sam Sifton Previews Eataly; Ryan Sutton Slams Del Posto
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema, Sarah DiGregorio, and Rebecca Marx reveal their top picks for eats and treats in the city. Elsewhere ...
Sam Sifton offers an early look at Eataly: "It's groceries. To be fair, though: those groceries are pretty good. ... Il Pesce is worth visiting. ... There is a pasta area ... in which silken, expertly prepared [Mario] Batali-style pastas are served, as well as Neapolitan pies [that] are not yet worth the time spent. ... Manzo is a feng shui nightmare. You might go once."
Jay Cheshes also gives a rundown of what to eat at Eataly: "While you'll pay for the privilege of the white-tablecloth setting [at Manzo], the high-caliber carnivore cooking is worth every penny. ... The real standouts at chef Dave Pasternack's seafood restaurant Il Pesce are the ever-changing blackboard specials. ... [F]ood [at La Pizza and La Pasta] isn't always worth the hour-long waits."
Ryan Sutton slams Del Posto, just weeks after a four-star Times review: "[R]arely have my dining companions and I looked at each other so often in awkward silence and wondered, 'Haven't we had a better, cheaper version of this elsewhere?'"
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