HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >

Discussion

good hell's kitchen italian

  • l
  • layla Mar 27, 2002 11:30 AM
  • 5
  • Share

hello all -
i am trying to get together a group of picky people for dinner and figure italian is always a safe bet - i've seen so many places along ninth avenue (40s and 50s) but its hard to tell whats good and whats mediocre.
does anyone have any recommendations?
thanks so much!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
Posting Guidelines | FAQs | Feedback
Cancel
  1. all i know is avoid cara mia.

    2 Replies
    1. re: d

      Pietrasanta on the NW corner of 47th and Ninth Ave is pretty reliable. And some people on this thread have spoken well of La Locanda, a couple of blocks higher up Ninth Ave, though I haven't eaten there myself.

      1. re: tamara
        t
        The Turtle (Bay) Dove

        I don't have a better reccomendation to make, but I ate at Pietrasanta last night and was underwhelmed. Nothing was bad - the service was quite good for pre-theatre rush - the price was right - but the food was just ok. The calamari in my dish was lovely, sweet, and tender, but nothing else worth praising.
        --Joanna

    2. I enjoy Amarone, east side of Ninth Ave, betw/45-46th. They have expanded and are able to serve more diners now, lovely menu, although it can get a little noisy.

      1. Anna's It is a really small place. It used to open
        only for dinners, now they have started doing Lunch too.