My name is Kristen Ruhlin, I’m a new mama to a boy named Bastian.
This blog is all about hitting the top restaurants with BIG strollers, tiny babies in big cities. So check in to see where Bastian and I have ventured and if we were asked to leave once they saw our HUGE SUV of a stroller roll in(we have a Bugaboo Cameleon, it’s big). We’re eaten’ food, burpin babies and taken names.
RANKING: Riding Dirty (1)- the lowest of the low; Strollin (5)- kindly asked us to hit the road; Rollin (10)- these ballers know how to roll.
The Spot: “Umbertos Clam House” Little Italy NYC 132 Mulberry Street
- Baby B Rank: Strollin– They were helpful in giving us a spot all by ourselves in the back of the restaurant and all the serves were so sweet to little baby B. I had gone years ago to the original location which was charming, unique and had amazing food…I hadn’t been to the new location until now. A lot has changed, from my personal opinion.
- Food: I loved the food the first time I went years ago…we had a big group in from out of town and they wanted to experience Little Italy at it’s best, and this use to be my spot. The food as of today was very lack luster. The flavors were bland in the clam sauce and almost seemed to be canned. The fish dishes were over cooked and calamari was chewy. My husband enjoyed the Chicken Parm but would rather get it at about 4 other spots on Mulberry. The drinks; Sangria and wine were all served in plastic cups (even though we were sitting inside). Overall the dinning experience was really poor for food. I am so sad to see how much this place has changed over the years. The new location has lost all of it’s charm, which made you feel like you were transported in time. Sadly, I won’t be back.
- Price: $32 pitcher of Sangria, $9 glasses of wine in plastic cups. $20-30 per entree.
- Location: Little Italy (Click here for a map and list of all the spots to check out), NYC, Downtown
“Anni e bicchieri di vino non si contano mai” (Age and glasses of wine should never be counted)~ anonymous