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Dec 5, 2000 05:59 PM

even Bill Clinton must beg for Rao's

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According to Page Six today:

Clinton is already in the swing of the New York restaurant world. Last week, he picked up the phone personally and called Rao's owner Frank Pellegrino to get Hillary a table at the clubby East Harlem eatery. According to spies, an unimpressed Pellegrino casually said, "I'll see what I can do."

"Frankie got them a booth, which in Rao's is like going to heaven," our insider reported. Hillary dined with Harlem Rep. Charlie Rangel. Clinton called Pellegrino back the next night to thank him.


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  1. I'm sick of that "Frankie". That guy is on such an ego trip with his CD and his mug on TV all of the time bragging how no one can get in to his place.
    In a city of dozens of decent Southern Italian joints who needs to get on their knees for a reservation from this guy. I'll stay home and make my own spaghetti and meatballs thank you.

    Oy Vey.

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    1. re: Frank

      I can get better noodles and gravy in down-neck newark.
      At least there I can park on the street, and not worry that the neighborhood lads will carry it away.