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Il Bambino's soup of the day thread.
« on: February 07, 2008, 06:49:35 PM »
I'm always wondering what the soup of the day is at Il Bambino.  Their site is down and they don't have a regular soup schedule so I propose this thread.  I'll call everyday, find out what the soup is and post it here.  I think all the soups at Il Bambino are delicious.  They all come with crostinis and are a comforting and hearty meal.

Il Bambino :smitten:
34-08 31st Avenue (Between 33rd and 34th Street)
Astoria, NY 11106
Phone: (718) 626-0087

Hours:
Sun 8am-9pm
Mon-Sat 8am-10:30pm

Others can feel free to call and post it as well.  This can be the place people look before ordering.  I consider this my public service to the Astorian community.   :mrgreen:

Today's soup is:

Maple butternut squash with cinnamon. 

Oh, man, that sounds good.

 

(Artist rendition.  Your soup may or may not have hearts floating out of it.)

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Il Bambino's soup of the day thread.
« on: February 07, 2008, 06:49:35 PM »

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Re: Il Bambino's soup of the day thread.
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2008, 07:21:11 PM »
That particular soup tastes exactly like love, so I would anticipate hearts.
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Re: Il Bambino's soup of the day thread.
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2008, 10:28:16 PM »
I ordered it tonight.  It took all my resolve to save half for tomorrow.  I can't wait for tomorrow now. 

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Re: Il Bambino's soup of the day thread.
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2008, 01:47:36 AM »
I've never been there and it's sort of out of the way for me, but I am tempted to stop by on the way to work (I go in in the afternoon) to have a soup. Is it the kind of place where one can go in by themselves and enjoy a soup at a table?

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Re: Il Bambino's soup of the day thread.
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2008, 09:41:20 AM »
I've asked and they do not have a soup schedule.

However I'm an addict.

Saturday was tomato bisque
Monday was cream of sweet onion and spinach
Wednesday tomato lentil
Thursday roasted maple butternut squash w/cinnamon (distinctly different from butternut/ginger/honey/rosemary)

I've also tried --
cream of mushroom, minestrone w/prosciutto, butternut/ginger mentioned above

And I've heard of cream of celery.
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Re: Il Bambino's soup of the day thread.
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2008, 10:51:12 AM »
^^ I think I've had most of those.  I haven't tried sweet onion and spinach.  The cream of celery was amazing, even though it sounds... sort of strange. 

Today's soup is:

Roasted potato puree with fresh thyme.


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Re: Il Bambino's soup of the day thread.
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2008, 10:53:37 AM »
I've never been there and it's sort of out of the way for me, but I am tempted to stop by on the way to work (I go in in the afternoon) to have a soup. Is it the kind of place where one can go in by themselves and enjoy a soup at a table?

I wouldn't feel weird about having a bowl of soup alone at a table there. 

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Re: Il Bambino's soup of the day thread.
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2008, 12:01:49 PM »
AAAAH!  POTATO -- I knew something was missing from the line up.

Anyone try that one?
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Re: Il Bambino's soup of the day thread.
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2008, 01:19:27 PM »
they had this cauliflower almond soup one time that was ridiculously good, I keep waiting for that one to be the SOTD so I can buy a bunch.


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Re: Il Bambino's soup of the day thread.
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2008, 01:33:15 PM »
wow, those soups sount truly glorious, i may get that potato thym for dinner.

do they make salads or have healthy sandwiches?  i'm on the lose weight or buy all new pants diet.

this thread is the best idea i've heard alll day.  really.  :mrgreen:

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Re: Il Bambino's soup of the day thread.
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2008, 01:36:24 PM »
I'm still on my quest for a really good lobster or shrimp bisque!
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Re: Il Bambino's soup of the day thread.
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2008, 01:41:37 PM »
wow, those soups sount truly glorious, i may get that potato thym for dinner.

do they make salads or have healthy sandwiches?  i'm on the lose weight or buy all new pants diet.

this thread is the best idea i've heard alll day.  really.  :mrgreen:

Thanks!  :)  They have paninis and some non-standard salads.  I think the trick to losing weight at Il Bambino is portion control.  If you order a panini, have half and reheat the rest later.  They are pretty filling.  I don't generally order the salads because I'm such a nutjob for the soups.  If you try some, let us know. 

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Re: Il Bambino's soup of the day thread.
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2008, 02:39:46 PM »
There are not a lot of salads on the menu but there is a -- arugula "mimosa" salad with baby arugula, shaved egg, and bacon vinaigrette.  tasty.

(OT: Arugula is not yet in the Astorian's spell check database)
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Re: Il Bambino's soup of the day thread.
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2008, 06:16:52 PM »
Does anyone know if the soups that DON'T have meat right there in the title, are vegetarian? There aren't a lot of places in Astoria that serve vegetarian soups (please correct me if I'm wrong), and some of these sound really tasty.

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Re: Il Bambino's soup of the day thread.
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2008, 06:19:07 PM »
I'm not sure but you can call and ask about whichever soup looks good to you.  (718) 626-0087

 

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