Last Wednesday the 22nd, during the 9 days, my good friend and mentor Irving Schild, and I had lunch at Va Bene (1589 2nd Avenue – between 82 and 83 – New York, Tel: 212.517.4448)- Tevere 84‘s dairy sister restaurant.
Irving ordered Fettuccine Alfredo Alla Doppia Crema, house-made fettucine in white sauce. The fettuccine, he said, were cooked just right, the sauce flavorful but not overwhelming. In fact he liked the food enough that he took his wife Regina there, for dinner, last eve when they came back to Manhattan for an overnight stay from their summer home.
I had the Ravioli a la Giudia, their house-made ravioli filled with artichokes in a delightful tomato sauce. My ravioli were perfectly flavorful and juicy. Both dishes were generously garnished – in front of us – with grated Parmeggiano cheese.
The right ambiance, delicious food, and fair pricing, make this dairy restaurant one worth visiting again and again… and again!