As neighborhood spots go, you’re lucky if yours has the exposed-brick-and-flickering-candle charm of this small Italian BYO, or a dish as fantastic as the vitello tonnato—luscious braised veal cheek topped with cold tuna tartare and a pile of micro-greens, set off by a tangy Caesar dressing. Not everything here rises to such heights—a bucatini in vodka sauce was bland—but there’s a lot to like, from the cozy ambience and amiable service to the indulgent arancini (risotto and gorgonzola croquettes atop a sweet romesco sauce).
We visited Gemelli a few months ago and had the same problem. Our waitress was no help at all and she couldn't understand English. When we complained that a dish was not fully cooked she did nothing. We had to tell her to send it back at which time someone else came out to tell us that it was cooked correctly, even though 4 people at our table agreed it was undercooked. Bad customer relations. When it came back it was delicious. The service was enough to keep me from returning. Posted by Robert: Aug. August 10th, 2010 at 8:42 PM