A note from the tipline regarding the diminutive and nutso popular Italian restaurant Torrisi:
I was eating at Torrisi Italian Specialties on Wednesday night and a photographer who identified himself as being from the New York Times was taking pictures of the place for well over an hour. He asked our table if we'd be ok with him taking photos of us for an article on the restaurant and the hostess encouraged us that it was for a good cause. Seems to me as though they're probably next week's review.Staff recently confirmed to diners that the critic has been in for the requisite three dinnertime visits. Unless it's a surprise slam (the restaurant has received raves from NYM, Time, Bloomberg, and more), there could be a new demographic of diners clamoring to get into the place.
But at an over-buzzed about spot that doesn't take reservations, where the waits are already impossibly long, can it get any worse? Isn't there a peak that's been reached? Perhaps not. A Prime Meats source reveals their restaurant was a madhouse the weekend after their recent twospot and that the regulars have just recently come out of hiding.
Next question: if he does file on Torrisi, what will it get?
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