I recently dined at Isola Restaurant located at 994 Columbus Avenue (108/109th streets) and it was great! Sicilian born Sebastiano Cappitta relocated it from the Upper West Side and the restaurant is large and has outdoor seating.
Isola has a wood-fire brick oven where they cook fabulous home-made pastas and pizza. We had a margherita thin-crust pizza to begin with along with the tomatoes and fresh mozzarella appetizer and the fried calamari which the waitress recommended. Normally, I am not a fried calamari fan but it was fresh and delicious. For dinner I had the Parpadelle Ai Funghi Porcini and Truffle pasta (which is now my favorite dish there) and the rest of my party had the Fettuccine alla Bolognese, the Ravioli with spinach and ricotta, the Lasagna al forno and the chicken dish. All were home made pastas and were yummy! We topped it off with 2 delicious desserts. One was a chocolate molten dessert and the other a crepe with bananas and nutella.
They have a full bar and a great wine selection. The service was excellent, the prices reasonable, and the manager was visible and stopped by our table. I heard they have a great brunch I look forward to stopping by for it.
Isola on Columbus
994 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10025
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Come on out this Saturday the first day of June from 11:00 am – 5:30 pm for the Uptown Country Fair! Just steps below Harlem in the Upper West Side at West 93rd & (Columbus to Amsterdam) a Sundae Sermon Warm-Up Block Party and Fundraiser! There will be food, games, sports, arts, crafts, music, think green activities. Something fun for the kids and the whole family. PS 333 Manhattan School For Children Uptown Country Fair. Honoring the work of Jackson Pollock. Music by one of Harlem’s favorite DJ’s Stormin’ Norman!
(Rain date scheduled for June 2)
You can also catch Stormin’ Norman tonight (and every Friday night) at Red Rooster in Harlem spinning from 8 pm – 1 am (upstairs)
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An exciting new culinary addition to the neighborhood –set to open this January ( http://www.mns.com/content/press_archives/2012/12/08/harlems-2280-fdb-welcomes-mediterranean-restaurant-savann/) –seems to have met a temporary delay. Last month we were thrilled when saw signs for the impending opening of Mediterranean restaurant Savann at 2280 FDB, but work looks to be suspended for the time being and a sign in the window alludes that it may be a construction permit issue.
Savann is an outpost of a popular Upper West Side Turkish restaurant that closed this past summer. A New York Times review said : “When Savann opened a few years ago, it was like a dream come true for Upper West Siders who had yearned for a simple, reasonably priced restaurant that served not-so-simple contemporary bistro food. Savann was just such a place, with ambitious yet delicious dishes like roasted pumpkin soup with olive oil, perfectly cooked wild mushroom risotto, and grilled duck breast with polenta…”
Cem Yildiz, Manager of Savann told mns.com in December: “The owner, Galip Ozbek, and I have lived in Harlem since 2007, and have enjoyed watching the local community flourish…We’re excited to offer Harlemites authentic Mediterranean cuisine.”
Hopefully they can work out these issues and open soon because we can’t wait!!
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