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Villa Mosconi, Campanile?

Trio was sold by the family 1 year ago.
The owners are the same as Villa Berulia.
For this reason, they transported those wonderful Croatian dishes there.
The strukli is better than ever.
As for trio, its now owned by irish guys. Totally different food, and bright yellow decor. Completely different.

Mar 18, 2008
alexnyc33 in Manhattan

Best Cupcakes in Manhattan?

Looking to get cupcakes for a holiday party, and am looking for reccommendations to the best (Not Magnolia).
Any suggestions?

Nov 27, 2007
alexnyc33 in Manhattan

Old School Italian

The best old-school italian hands down is Villa Berulia on east 34th street. It has been owned by the same brother-sister team (Johnny & Maria) for almost 28 years. All the waiters wear tuxedos, and the decor is quaint and inviting, with arches, just like in Italy. They have a great menu, and their house specialty is the King Size Veal Chop, which may be the best in the city. ENJOY!

Aug 23, 2007
alexnyc33 in Manhattan

Wonderful Wine Bar or Small Plate Eatery with Wine?

Trio, on 33rd between 3rd&Lexington, has really great tapas, as well as interesting selection of wines from Croatia.

Feb 15, 2007
alexnyc33 in Manhattan

Jacques Torres vs. Other Chocolatiers

Michel Cluizel or La Maison are way, way better than JT!

Jul 27, 2006
alexnyc33 in Manhattan

Top-Notch Resto in Chicago?

Thanks for the quick replies.
My tastes are varied, I am up for anything.
But definitely want a fine culinary experience...high end for sure.
I did not mean to offend...just have no idea what Chicago is about...
Being that I am a born and bred New Yorker and restaurateur, who dines out frequently, I know that we have some of the best restaurants in the world.
Hoping that after my trip to Chicago, I can say the same!

Jul 25, 2006
alexnyc33 in Chicago Area

Top-Notch Resto in Chicago?

I am the proprietor of a fine-dining establishment in Manhattan.
I will be in Chicago for a wedding at the end of August.
This is my first visit to the windy city, and I want to have a superb meal.
The obvious is Charlie Trotters, however, I am young (27) and it seems too stuffy. Someone recommended TRU, but I've read some mixed reviews. I want something upscale, price is not an issue, just want to see if Chicago is up to par with the NYC dining scene.
Reccomendations please! THANKS!

Jul 25, 2006
alexnyc33 in Chicago Area