Gente Ristorante Italiano - PERMANENTLY CLOSED$$ •
Awesome service average Italian food. I make a fresh sauce and a can sauce that stomps the pasta on the side of my marsala. Try fresh basil for a pop. Get rid of your saffron mushroom risotto. It tastes like yellow rice with canned mushrooms. I hope you use fresh herbs and fresh mushrooms in your kitchen.
This is a nice Italian spot in midtown with close proximity to Grand Central. Prices are high but this is to be expected. The prix fixe is reasonable. I recommend the chicken piccata.
The bread, and NY steak were very good. The lasagna was some of the best I've had. The crÃ¨me brÃ»lée wasn't great.The chocolate souffle and icecream were decent. The staff were pleasant. Paper covers the tables which is a bit odd. It's quiet, but very nice.