neighborhood italian around 45th and 9th?
as I explore my new neighborhood, it seems that there are a lot of neighborhood Italian places nearby. Not sure which to check out. I went to Cascina last week and was very disappointed by everything we ordered - meat place, fresh pasta that didn't taste very fresh with a ragu that had no flavor and bad texture, a couple other things that are unmemorable. anything better out there?
Basilica is near, on 9th and 46th I think. I had their pre-theatre prix-fix once and found it nice and quite a bargain. For just over 20 something dollars (when 2 people order) you get a bottle of their house wine to share and 3 courses each. Not sure if they still offer this, or what the time restrictions are, but it might be worth checking out.
Sure. There are plenty of Italian places there. Try Peitrasanta at 47th and 9th (more Northern Italian) or there's a place across the street that I cannot remember the name of that is more of a Southern Italian/Italian American flare. Neither are real cheap... but they are quite nice. Then there is DaRosa's on Restaurant Row - which has a nice Price Fixe pre-theatre menu.