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Oct 29, 2006 03:40 AM

Looking for italian in The Bronx....(not arthur ave)

im visiting family on Tuesday till the weekend, looking for something around the Pelham Bay area. Or if its good im willing to travel. Ive been to Patricia's before so I wanna try something different

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  1. Well, not too far from Pelham Bay, in the same vicinity as Patricia's, is Frankie and Johnny's Pine Tavern, on Bronxdale Ave, bet Rhinelander and Neill.
    There's also Enzo's on Williamsbridge Road, corner of Neill Ave. (two blocks south of Pelham Pkwy)

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    1. re: peasoup

      what kind of food? traditional italian american

    2. Pelham Bay and Italian food. There's a Patricia's in Throggs Neck and a Patricia's in Morris Park. The Throggs Neck location is the better of the two. (So you've been there and done that). We'll move on.

      In Pelham Bay, Giovanni's is good (adjacent to the Chase Bank on Westchester Avenue). The owner is from Ponza, Italy. Old school red sauce Italian. Not very appealing ambiance though.

      If it's ambiance you want, then go to Tosca.

      If it's large portions and very good food in a small homey setting that you crave, then go to Mamma Lucia's Ristorante. 134 Pennyfield Avenue (718) 409-4053/4054.

      Seafood? Louis Seafood Restaurant, 3474 E Tremont Avenue.(718) 822-4600. Good red sauce. Excellent "floured" fried calamari - crispy and fresh. Very extensive menu.

      Lastly, Enzo's. Closer to Morris Park by Pelham Parkway. Good food all around. Nice setting. Owner Enzo is from Calabria, I believe.