Thank you, Torrisi Italian Specialties for failing to honour our reservation. Shame there are so few other restaurants in NYC. #next!— Marina O'Loughlin (@MarinaOLoughlin) December 3, 2013
On Pete Wells's recommendation, the Guardian UK's restaurant critic Marina O'Loughlin made a trip to Torrisi Italian Specialties last night, but she did not get a table at the acclaimed Mulberry Street restaurant. It seems there was some sort of mix-up, and her reservation was not honored. After noting the slip-up on Twitter, her friends and followers offered to help her find another restaurant, to which she replied: "Have list as long as my arm. And it'll make good copy. #upside." O'Loughlin ended up at Zabb Elee on Second Avenue.