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Nov 1, 2006 07:09 PM

The best cappuccino straight from italy

Hi I just came back from Italia, and been missing the real thing on cappuccino. I will go to any length in finding the same taste!

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  1. Via Quadronno makes the best cappucino in NYC, hands down.

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    1. Two excellent sources on UES: Sicaffé at Lexington Ave & 70th Street & Via Quadronno at Madison Avenue & 73rd....

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      1. re: fauchon

        I concur ... but with a strong bias to VQ! They also sell the beans, which are wonderful.

      2. The often forgotten Bottega Del Vino is VQ sister restaurant
        on 59 btw 5th and mad. I find it a little better than VQ because the menu is much more extensive (their bolognese is better than babbo, more expensive too) and the crowd is not so ladies who lunch. The space itself is also much more comfortable. Other than that, they are equal in terms quality. The coffee is identical, both being outstanding.

        An ideal breakfast for me is one of their cappuccino's and a small bowl of their fruit salad which is perfect, could be the best in the city.

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        1. re: Cpalms

          Thanks - I meant to mention Bottega as an alternative ...

        2. there used to be a place on madison in the high 30's...near devon and blakley and pier one......they had great cappucino

          sorry, i can't remember the name of the place

          1. Try Veniero's on 10th St. and 1st Ave.

            Order from the bar (just like how it is in Italy) and select a cannoli or pastry from their pastry display cases.

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            1. re: RCC

              By "just like how it is in Italy" do you mean it's cheaper at the bar than at a table?

              1. re: Peter Cherches

                well does it matter? nyc charge the same whether its bar or table