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best linguini alle vongole (clam linguine yum!)

ciao hounders...

where are people's picks for the best linguine alle vongole, prepared simply with white wine, olive oil, and parsley. add-ons like red pepper flakes, toasted bread crumbs, bottarga and such would be good, too, but not necessary. preferably near west village or downtown. thanks!

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  1. My favorite is actually at Vico - Madison btwn 92nd & 93rd - not a CH preferred place and only takes cash, but if I'm not going to make it myself, this is where I go.

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    1. re: MMRuth

      I should add - I've never seen it w/ Bottarga - which I love - will have to try that some time.

      1. re: MMRuth

        yes, i have a friend who makes it with bottarga and red pepper flakes. it is super-yum.

    2. My favorite (besides my own) is Zucchero e Pomodori on 2nd Ave near 75th Street.

      1. will one of you make me some? : ) just kidding. thanks for the recs!

        1. I enjoy the version from Le Zie. Nice and simple but very good. They do not use the red pepper flakes but I suppose you could request it. By the way, if you really love this dish, try to get up to Roberto's in the Bronx. Their linguini vongole is fantastic.

          1. Esca! but it is spaghetti not linguini and i prefer my own, too!