Sunday, July 27, 2008

A savory bite of Italy.

Restaurant : Barbarini Alimentari

Location : 225 Front Street, NYC
Website :

I lived in Rome, Italy for half a year and had yet to find a place in New York whos food could compare... and I can now happily say that Ive found it!
Barbarini is amazing... friendly and delicious...
Its the perfect place to go if you happen to be
downtown by the south street seaport and
want an AMAZING alternative to the malls food court options..

So let me give you a small taste of my personal favorites...

Their daily homemade spinach and ricotta Gnocci with homemade tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella...

Homemade Lasagna Bolegnese

Fresh Spinach Linguine and creamy homemade tomato sauce

And lets not forget desert...

Homemade Tiramisu!!!
(And I gotta say... one of the BEST Ive ever had in NEW YORK CITY...)

Need I say more?

Bunnie's Rating

Money : Cheap-Moderate
Sandwiches range between $7-10 and pasta ranges between $13-14 (but very sharable)

Must Try : You can NOT leave this place without getting a taste of that Tiramisu!
Type : Shop-like restaurant... limited seating.
Reservations : I dont know if they make reservations... crowds come at the peak of meal times, so it can be a hit and miss.


Amazing food and friendly staff. And the prices make this place an amazing find!
Go before everyone else discovers this little treasure!


Limited seating so dont bring more than a group of 4 people.

Make sure you go and enjoy the next time you feel like treating yourself to some great Italian food!! Not a bad idea to go to before enjoying a nice concert over at the seaport!

Eat. Drink. And have Dessert!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Back for Brunch

Restaurant : Masso
Location : 47-25 Vernon Blvd.
Corner of Vernon Blvd. and 47th
Website :

Theres nothing like a delicious brunch to celebrate the weekend...
And thats exactly what we did!
With a wonderful coffee shop feel, this little restaurant in Long Island City, just blocks away from the Pepsi-cola sign stole my heart after the first bite of their eggs benedict!

The interiors have been cleaned up without demolishing the classical feel.
The ceiling keeps its original flare with the traditional New York copper ceiling decor. Even the bar still has the tiny ho

oks for each seat's occupant to have somewhere to hang their belongings.
During the warmer weather, the cafe doors open infront of comfy velvety curtains to allow the warm breezes to circulate. Outdoor seating is nice as well in this new and upcoming neighborhood.

Eats here range bet
ween $6-$15
And you cant have brunch without a delightful mimosa or a savory bloody mary!

They serve Brunch on weekends, and lunch and dinner all the time.

Bunnie's Rating

Money : Cheap-Moderate

Must Try : The fruit infused mimosas!! At $6-8 per drink, you cant pass this up on a Sunday!
Type : Cozy place... good for groups no bigger than 6
Reservations : Yes for groups larger than 4


Great food, friendly staff, cozy en


Can get crowded at moments, so be weary!

Eat. Drink. And have Dessert!