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22 E. 13th St. (University Pl.) Send to Phone
212-231-2236 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Accessible yet elevated Italian fare near Union Square.
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All'onda, New York, NY

All'onda Restaurant Review

: The Venetian-accented All’onda, the lovechild of chef Chris Jaeckle, who logged time in the kitchen at Ai Fiori, and prolific restaurateur Jeffery Chodorow, is easy for diners to fall in love with. That’s because of the Japanese-like precision in which Jaeckle executes the dishes he sends out from the kitchen. In the bucatini, long thick pasta strands of Roman origin, uni, or sea urchin, is the star of the show, silk-like in its texture and extra briny in taste; when the egg is added, you get a special riff on carbonara, another Roman staple. Also worth a try is the soupy, creamy black sepia-loaded risotto. Can’t get enough of that sea urchin? Monkfish is almost overshadowed by the accompanying sea urchin polenta. Desserts are underwhelming but if you need something sweet the olive oil cake is satisfying enough. The wine list, naturally, mostly sticks to Italy with a number of surprisingly affordable options by the bottle and glass.

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