From the outside, airy Aperitivo has the appearance of an inviting neighborhood restaurant. Floor-to-ceiling windows telegraph the bold words bar and cafe; inside, there are exposed brick and warm yellow walls. But one flop after another proved that the simplest dishes are the toughest to master. Tagliatelle bolognese featured pasty noodles that ripped upon contact with the fork in a bland, lukewarm meat sauce; greasy pork saltimbocca was unbearably salty. A tartufo dessert made with chocolate ice cream and a zabaglione center was decent enough, but had clearly come prepackaged. As the saying goes: Things aren’t always what they appear.
|Venue name:||Aperitivo (CLOSED)||Contact:|
279 Fifth Ave
|Cross street:||at 1st St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11:30am–11pm; Sat, Sun 10:30am–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: R to Union St|
|Price:||Average main course: $12. AmEx, MC, V|
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Average User Rating
3 / 5
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This Italian place boasts the cheapest bottomless brunch drinks I have found and typically has NO WAIT. For $3.95, patrons fill up on their fair share of champagne, mimosas, Bellinis, or Bloody Marys (which are actually tasty compared to other bottomless drink spots). The menu is made up of your typical brunch items and they serve up a pretty good Eggs Benedict. Oh, and the best part? Instead of a side of home fries, they give you potato latkes. WIN.