The New Pertutti: Revealed!
Written by Bwog Staff
Just mere moments ago, Bwog received an email from Dave Cook of Eating in Translation. Cook informs us that according to someone in charge of renovating Pertutti’s old space, the new restaurant will be an Italian trattoria. Apparently, the kitchen will stay open til 2 AM, and the doors til 4 AM. The new eatery is owned by the same people who own the Upper West Side’s Nonna.
Bwog MenuPage-d Nonna, and here’s what we found:
“My boyfriend and i are both servers, so we never talk bad about the service…until i went here.”
“We’ve been to Nonna numerous times and the food is always wonderful. It’s also, usually, a cozy atmosphere. The last time we went, though, the host gave us kind of a lousy table despite the fact that the restaurant was virtually empty. The bigger problem, though, was that it was FREEZING in the restaurant. We noticed that the waitstaff were wearing scarves and (in one case), a hat so, after sitting 20 minutes with our coats on, we finally asked if there was a problem with the heat. “Well, ‘, our waitress opined “sometimes the cold battles the hot and the cold wins”. If we’d wanted a philosophy course, we’d have attended a lecture.”
“The wait staff paid no attention to me. Need Water? Bread? A fork? Good luck.”
“Tonight, we placed our usual order…but the bartender who took our order was *profoundly* rude. I ordered a caesar salad, and asked if I could pay extra (any amount) to add some grilled chicken. He replied, “that is impossible…the chef never has, and never will do that…only at lunch…”
But How’s the Food?
“Coffee was cold. Pancakes were cold which explains why we had to wait so long.”
“They advertise a Spicy Shrimp Fettuccini which is amazing, however it’s no longer on lunch special menu. The cook can make this for you with no problem, but even when a phonecall is made PRIOR to showing up, you have to fight for the fetticcini, and they charge you a ridiculous dinner price for the LUNCH portion.”
“The ambiance is nice and the service was pretty decent, but the coffee was foul and I was served the single worst omelette I’ve ever tasted, rubbery on the outside, liquid on the inside, and oddly sugary tasting. Any greasy spoon diner is better.”
…and such small portions! Bwog will see you all at Deluxe. Again.