Tre Stelle means three stars in Italian. However, this new sleek and shiny spot with that namesake, hugging Madison Square Park, isn't quite there yet. The well furnished interior features lots of wood and shiny leather seating and leads diners to believe they're about to be treated to the finest in culinary adventures for their palette. But then their first course arrives.
|Interior Shot Courtesy of Tre Stelle|
We began with a salad which, according to the menu included spinach, pear, parmigiano and walnuts, but ended up only having three of those four ingredients along with way too much salt. The next course was a bit more tasty and thankfully a little less heavy handed when it came to the salt. A hearty and crispy pile of well seasoned, flash fried calamari along with a lovely bowl of fresh marinara for dipping all served atop a rustic wood cutting board.
|Salad Sans Walnuts|
The service was polite and the staff was attentive but there was a bit of a language barrier and the hostess admitted that she "didn't understand much English" after I asked her a question.
Although Tre Stelle is a few stars away from perfection - aren't we all?
39 W 24th Street
New York, NY 10010