The food at this Harlem Italian eatery is about on par with that of a banquet-hall in suburbia. Though service is sincere, and the garlic bread (plunked on the table when you sit down) is addictive, little else entices. The laundry-list menu features house specialties like oxtail, rabbit and osso buco, but none were available when we visited; in their stead were dishes like a ho-hum pork chop stuffed with spinach and mozzarella, rubbery sea scallops, and an acceptable but unmemorable veal cutlet. Speaking of old-school, at least there was a mustachioed crooner to entertain us.
Gran Piatto d’Oro
|Venue name:||Gran Piatto d’Oro||Contact:|
1429 Fifth Ave
|Cross street:||between 116th and 117th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sun 11am–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 2, 3,to 116th St—Lenox Ave; 6 to 116th St—Lexington Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $23. AmEx, MC, V|