Mr. T and I have walked by this cozy little Italian place over a hundred times, always noticing the long lines waiting for a table.  When we had to pick a place for dinner with my cousins I decided it was time to see what the crowds knew and I didn't.

We started out with the Ravioli di Ricotta Con Burro e Salvia.

Tagliolini ai Fruitti di Mare with clams, mussels, calamari and shrimp in garlic, extra vigin olive oil and lite tomato sauce.

Lasagna with Bechamel and Meat Sauce.


Straccetti di Manzo Pan Seared Filet Mignon with Rosemary.

I have to begin by telling you the most expensive dish of this entire meal was the Filet Mignon at an incredibly reasonable $15.00 followed by the Frutti di Mare at $12.00.  The amount of seafood on my plate for that much money was astounding and quite possibly one of the best values in NYC.  Unfortunately the flavor of the dishes were all a bit bland.  The butter sage sauce on the ravioli completely fell flat and the Frutti di Mare tasted as if it had no seasoning at all. 

So I'm on the fence with Binaca.  Luckily the company was wonderful- maybe it was an off night?  With prices like that I'm willing to give it another shot.