240 W 14th Street
After a having some drinks for my birthday in the Meat Packing District years ago, my friends and I were stumbling home down W 14th street and spotted what looked to be a cute hole-in-the wall wine bar with an enticing menu. Weeks later, I remember thinking how much I loved the vibe that night so I decided to give it another go for dinner with a good friend of mine. Little did I know how popular Crispo was or how good the food was until I was sober and enjoying some of their quality dishes and wine.
Now that I’ve been back a few times, I can definitely say the antipasta, cheese plates and wines are the perfect starters to a bad ass meal. In the few times visiting, I’ve had the spaghetti & Shrimp Fra Diavola, Chicken Cutlet, and Crispo Pork Shank and my tummy never left unsatisfied though my wallet may have gotten beat up a bit. I also always try to make my way next door to Woody McHales for Deep-friend Twinkies after my meal for dessert (…. to be continued with a review on Woody’s).
The pasta carbonara is to die for!
Jessica Victor said:
I visited crispo with a friend. We started off with a glass of wine, pinot. There was a decent wine list to choose from and I would say the wine was fairly prices. We ordered a mozzarella and tomatoe basil salad. The mozzarella was soft and fresh. The tomatoe and mozzarella were perfectly seasoned. The portion was small, enough for two people sharing. Next we had gorgonzola stuffed olives that were lightly fried. These were delicious. They came with a marinata sauce for dipping. The portion was generous, again enough for two people. These were by far my favorite of our choices. The last we had was fried calamari and zucchini. The calamari was fresh and there was a nice mix of both the calamari and zucchini. I left feeling full and satisfied. The only downfall is the pricing. Its mosty a tapas/sharing restaraunt and is slightly overpriced for the size/portion of food you are getting. All in all I would recommed tryig Crispo and I would not hesitate to go back again.