Before heading to the uptown version of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, I returned to Il Punto for a quick dinner. This Italian restaurant is a bit off the normal pre-theatre dining path as it’s a couple blocks south of 42nd street on Ninth Avenue.
I knew the food is good, the prices lower than other theatre area restaurants and that it would be a mere 5-minute walk to Stage 42. Their ziti comes tossed with oven roasted eggplant in a simple tomato sauce with a mountain of shredded mozzarella ($19); the red snapper ($28) arrived swimming in a tomato, olive and scallion wine sauce and served along with a stack of grilled veggies. Decent food.
Keep in mind when looking for a modestly priced restaurant with decent food near Broadway. Almost forgot to share that when I told them I wanted to congratulate my friend who’s producing this version of Fiddler, they sent out a special tiramisu treat with a lit candle. Nice.
Do go out of your way to see this version of Fiddler, it pulls at your heartstrings even more than previous versions.