New York, NY 10023
b/t 69th St & 70th St
Young and old – mostly young tho.
Italian wine Italian menu and Italian movie star. Cute wine bar with beautiful flowers.
We walked in at a little after 5 and the place is full. Perhaps due to their half off happy hour on weekday nights Friday included 4:30 to 6:30 wine and beer.
We’ve five wines and I love them all (go figure from an alcoholic):
- Chianti Classico Coltibuono 2014 (Tuscany)
- Rosso Toscano Aia Vecchia “Lagone” 2013 (Tuscany) heavier than the Chianti
- Super Tuscan “Alteo” Ciacci Piccolomini 2012
- Aglianico Lonardo 2013 (Campania)
- Teroldego Rotaliano Foradori 2012 (Trentino)
At 6:27pm, our waitress comes for the last round – I don’t mind to be sold. She’s great, even I’d enough but I asked for one more. I’m not an alcoholic after all ha ha ha.
Cheese Telaggio is wonderful – very milky and tasty!
The movie star: the manager (?) who seated us does look like a character actor whom you’d find in Pulp Fiction type of movies. It’s a small place and he seated us at the corner over looking the downstairs. I said, “you look like a movie star” When there’s a moment of expectancy (a few seconds of silence …. ) I knew I’d be more dipolmatic than I’m capable of. He stood stoically waiting, perhaps a A list leading man … while ALL I could think was Joe Pesci for his Brooklyn accent and … then blurred out “Sasha Cohen” – he does look like Cohen. There’s an deafening silence before he spoke up that said he likes Cohen. So… people, next time when you see an movie character pls think them as the leading men or women … I’d have said “I don’t remember …” lesson one in diplomacy.
I spotted a family with a young kid dinning there.