Antica Venezia

Manhattan – West Village

Antica Venezia

396 West St at 10th St
Manhattan, NY 10014


Time Out NY The West Village has almost as many forgettable Italian restaurants as Little Italy. This eatery on the Hudson--replacing the oft-empty Uguale--seems to promise a significant detour from the middling norm. The space is inviting; it"s an old-fashioned candlelit dining room. But the prices are high and the food is mediocre at best. You"ll get a warm and heartfelt reception followed by a parade of preamble nibbles (bruschetta, fried zucchini, Parmesan hunks). Stop right there and you might walk away happy. The generic food that follows will dispel any illusion you"ve uncovered a gem. The carpaccio is a big soppy mess. Shrimp Fra Diavolo has kick but no flavor. Capellini with clams needs a handful of salt. Even the pyrotechnic dessert--tableside flambéed bananas and peaches--won"t help dull the pain in your wallet.

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