As noted earlier, Guardian UK critic Marina O'Loughlin tried to dine at Torrisi Italian Specialties last night, but there was a mistake, and her reservation was not honored. Now, co-owner Jeff Zalaznick, and chef/restaurateurs Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi have issued a response to the incident:
There was a bad miscommunication on our side regarding the confirmation of her reservation. We take full responsibility for this and we have taken steps on our side to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again.Will Ms. O'Loughlin accept this apology and return to Torrisi on one of her last days in New York? Or will she skip the Torrisi restaurants, and instead spend the rest of her days eating tacos and sipping margs at Mission Cantina? Only time will tell.
We sincerely apologize to Ms. O'Loughlin for the inconvenience. We would love to have her at any of our restaurants any time.
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