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west village near angelika cozy tasty mod priced italian

dragonwoman Oct 17, 2006 05:43 PM

we're taking a couple out for a birthday dinner, thinking something cozy, nice, Italian, moderately priced. we're thinking of seeing a movie at the angelika afterwards, so something relatively close would be good. want it to not be overly touristy, if possible. thanks for any suggestions.

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    melon RE: dragonwoman Oct 17, 2006 05:50 PM

    check this board for posts on Bianca. really cute, cozy, nice, moderate Italian.

    make sure you read the posts that say not to get the artichoke appetizer but to be sure that someone in your party gets the lasagna.

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      gabe RE: dragonwoman Oct 17, 2006 05:53 PM

      This may not be much help but on the south side of Houston east of B'way, one or two blocks, there's a good red sauce place. Obviously I don't remember the name.

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        ceeceee RE: dragonwoman Oct 17, 2006 05:58 PM

        i second bianca. it is really cute and delicious. the prices are unbeatable!
        the lasagna is incredible as is the gnocchi and seafood pasta.
        the tiramisu--one of the BEST i've ever had. no doubt!

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          fornaio RE: dragonwoman Oct 17, 2006 06:58 PM

          Not that you needed another vote for Bianca, but it is amazing. the panna cotta, and the appetizer with the layers of zucchini and eggplant... I think I may have to go this week.

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            dragonwoman RE: dragonwoman Oct 18, 2006 01:50 PM

            thanks for the restaurant tip, sounds like a great idea.

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