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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

#TerrificTakeout #PeachysPicks #PeachyDeegan #GrifoneNY #WhomYouKnow #Manhattan @ManhattanPeachy A Peachy's Pick Since 2012, #Grifone Since 1986 by Mario Belich Winter 2019

Linguini with White Clam Sauce
It's not who you know, it's WHOM YOU KNOW and we've known Grifone for years.
A traditional Italian venue that is so old school that owner Mario Belich, above, wants you to call in your reservation and not book it online, Grifone will take you back to a place where details matter and consistency is king.  Call him.  He likes to talk to you and despite the fact that we write online and are pro-computer he has worked with us for years!  
What could be better than a lovely warm Minestrone in a Manhattan snowstorm?  Zucchini, scallions, peas and carrots await you in a welcoming broth of chicken stock goodness with pasta to start you off right.  We suggest a Caesar salad in tandem with its homemade dressing and croutons with crunch.  It arrives dressed.
Grifone has excelled in pasta for ages and we absolutely adore the Linguine alle Vongole, perfectly al dente, with White Clam Sauce. It's an enduring classic that will make your day!
Pasta in red sauce is an absolute staple of winter comfort food.
Naturally, it is better with CHEESE!
Fusilli alla Puttanesca is wonderful on a cold day, and if you are a picky person like Peachy who likes GREEN olives but not BLACK olives they will even do that right for you if you ask nicely.  Anchovies and capers add flair to this fantastic pasta dish that evokes a rich, elegant combination.
Pollo Sorrentina is a superlative entree that is rare on menus.  We love that it is not breaded and it is instead pan-fried.  The breast of chicken is amazingly juicy and has a party with prosciutto, eggplant and mozzarella for a knockout punch of flavor with shallots.  Less is more and Grifone celebrates the classics.
Mario suggested the Branzino for our fish entree and it continues to reign supreme!  You have not lived if you have not tasted the lemon white wine sauce it luxuriates in.
Say yes please to tiramisu and cappuccino!

Grifone continues to be Highly Recommended by Whom You Know.

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