The atmosphere at Stuzzicheria was quite nice. Very clean and simple. Although I’m thinking they are going to have trouble with the floor. The grout is too low and the tiles are uneven. It looks like a formula for tons of dirt buildup over the years!
The concept here is all shared plates. The food was all delicious, but the ‘shared’ portions are tiny. There were 3 of everything, so we had to split the third one. We got 4 items ranging from $7-$9 each, then found ourselves ordering coffee and dessert to fill up a bit. This would be a fantastic place to get a glass of wine and munch on apps, but the shared plates do not make a meal.
Next time we will try the brunch menu, which is $18 for any item with champagne or a spritzer and zeppole for dessert.
Arancini $7 Rissoto filled deep fried rice balls – excellent!
Carciofi $8 ‘Jewish style’ artichokes in Roman cuisine. They were deep fried baby artichokes. Killer.
Polpo $9 Octopus – LAME portion, one tentacle. But nicely grilled.
Polpette $7 Tiny Meatballs. Good, but not over the top. But what do you expect when you order meatballs?
Cappucino (2) $6
Zeppole $5 Italian Doughnut holes
NEW – NO WEBSITE YET – below are links to reviews and the sister restaurant:
305 Church Street – TriBeCa