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vilgrl Dec 14, 2006 03:10 PM

Where is a good italian restaurant in the Bronx?

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    Glory Jan 6, 2007 02:42 PM

    If you're looking for a small, cozy, warm place to dine then go to Coal's in the Bronx. They have home made soups. a Chili to die for, delicious paninis and, of course, their grilled pizza, which is very different from the usual pizza - first of sll it seems to be healthier since its not loaded with all the cheese. I asked why the menu changes every day and was told that they only have fresh food - nothing frozen - and that's why when they run out of certain foods they don't have it on the menu until they replace it. they also have a cozy lounge and bar that serves all kinds of beer and wine. You can sit and have a beer or whatever and enjoy the large tv. Its worth a trip.

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      Cheese Boy Jan 8, 2007 08:17 PM

      I would not go to Coal's for the ambiance. It lacks ambiance in a big way. What's alluring is the *pizza*. See this earlier thread: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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        Glory Jan 9, 2007 01:28 AM

        You are right about the pizza at Coals. I just watched Emeril on the Food Network massacre a grilled pizza. He loaded it up with so much salmon, oysters, etc. etc. after the dough tore when he tried to turn it. He should try Coals if he wants a good grilled pizza.
        I also think what the owner of Coals did with the lounge and the fireplace made it very inviting to sit and have something to eat or drink or both.

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      Johnleah Dec 16, 2006 12:27 AM

      Some on this board may call it a tourist trap, but I love Dominick's on Arthur Ave. I went today with my brother and had wonderful Chicken Scarpiello with a side of linguini with red sauce. Bring cash, and ask your waiter what he's got today. Or just peek at your neighbors dishes and order what looks good. It may be gimmicky and a little tired, but it's a cool NYC experience, and you can't question the quality of the food.

      For a more intimate dinner, I heartily second the Roberto's rec.

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        bobby06877 Dec 15, 2006 09:36 PM

        Roberto's is considered by many to be one of the best Italian restaurants in the city, let alone the Bronx. It is in a league of its own. I also like Patricia's on Morris Avenue, the wood oven pizzas are great and they have some very good pastas.

        1. Cheese Boy Dec 15, 2006 07:44 AM

          Here is a recent thread... Also search "Arthur Avenue" for locations there.

          Link ---> http://www.chowhound.com/topics/338065?

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            budcar Dec 14, 2006 10:34 PM

            I, for one, like Patricia's on Morris Park Ave. Everything from the pizza varieties to the chicken is done well. They are bit short on seafood entrees, but is hardly a miss.

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