Rosario's Italian Bistro: "Rosario's Italian, Wall St Institution" Rosario's Italian Bistro - CLOSED Tip by Mikebb

  Rosario's Italian Bistro
by Mikebb

We were walking around the Financial District and were looking at this restaurant mid morning when a passer by stopped and said this restaurant is an "institution" in the financial district. It opens Monday to Friday 12 noon to 2:30 pm, no bookings.

We returned a few days later about 1 pm and people were lining up outside the entrance. We joined the line and it moved quickly, seating very crowded, many people purchasing takeaway for the office. The premises are old and normally you would not bother to eat in such a place, but why are there so many customers, the answer the food is very good and priced right.

All food is baked on the premises that day, there were approximately 10 people serving meals from huge bakeing dishes, various pastas, lasagna, chicken, veal etc, serves are in 3 sizes,: small $5.50, medium $6.50 and large $7.50. Foolishly I ordered a large pasta and chicken meal and could not eat it all. A nice experience but I would not want to compete with the crowds on a daily basis.

Address: Near Pearl or Water St
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Financial District
Phone: (212) 514-5454
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 3
Theme: Italian

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 29, 2007
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