Zero Otto Nove

By grace.g.yang · June 6, 2011
Under: Bronx,Dinner,Flatiron,Italian,My Life,seafood

After my mom helped me move, we went out to dinner at a restaurant she visited earlier in the week. On Wednesday, she went to the Arthur Avenue location of an Italian restaurant, Zero Otto Nove; I’ve been meaning to go to Arthur Avenue on a Friday night for dinner, but it takes way too long to get up there so I’m glad Zero Otto Nove opened up shop in Flatiron (which is much more manageable!) The restaurant opened up less than a month ago very close to my office:


My mom raved about the pizza at the Arthur Avenue location but couldn’t remember the name of the restaurant she visited with Herta. When we were trying to find a restaurant for dinner, she said she wanted pizza again so I figured it would be the perfect opportunity to check out Zero Otto Nove in the Flatiron area. When we arrived, she told me it was the same restaurant and was surprised that I found another outpost closer to us!

We started off with a bread basket and olive oil:


For appetizers, I ordered the octopus with tomatoes and white beans:


The octopus was very tender and the portion was really quite large. It’s actually the most tender octopus I’ve ever had and I’d definitely order it as an entree if it were an option.

Ken ordered the arugula salad with Parmesan cheese:


The arugula salad had a lemon dressing; the dressing must have used a lemon concentrate because it was super tart!

For my entrée, I ordered the fettuccine special with soft shell crabs and grape tomatoes:


Ken ordered the rigatoni with meatballs:


And my mom ordered the pizza with eggplant, ham and lots of cheese:


Ken’s pasta was very hearty because it was baked with cheese but my pasta was surprisingly light; it was tossed with grape tomatoes and olive oil and didn’t have much of a sauce. My mom’s pizza was really delicious; my mom usually doesn’t eat the crust of her pizza but liked the dough so much that she ate all of it!

I definitely want to stop by again for lunch (it’s so close to our office that we can definitely go there for group lunches in the future!)

Zero Otto Nove on Urbanspoon

Reader Comments

All of the dishes look fantastic! Ken’s rigatoni looks so rich, but sometimes I prefer light pastas like yours. And eggplant! Whenever there’s eggplant on the menu I’m sold right away.

Written By Jessica on June 7th, 2011 @ 1:35 am

Add a Comment

required, use real name
required, will not be published
optional, your blog address

Next Post:
Previose Post: