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Italian Suggestions in West Village

mldanny Dec 19, 2006 09:43 PM

I am looking for a moderately priced Italian in the West Village that is large enough to seat 8. I tried Po and Lupa, but they are not available. I would love to find something that is as good as the before mentioned places, but not as expensive and hard to get into as Babbo. Thanks for your help.

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    bocce Dec 20, 2006 02:14 PM

    D' Andrea is a great choice, the food was good, the waiters nice and relaxed, overall a good experience.

    Personally I believe Otto to be overrated in terms of food and experience. It’s jammed, though the olive oil gelato will bring me back there. I curse Mario Batali for that.

    Piccolo Angolo comes recommended, on the corner of Hudson and Jane, so you might want to think about that as well.

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    1. re: bocce
      bobby06877 Dec 20, 2006 02:38 PM

      Piccolo Angolo for a party of 8 would be tough in space that small. While I agree that Da Andrea is very good, I am not sure how well it will accomodate a larger party. I was just there recently with a party of 6 and we were in pretty tight.

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      vuvy Dec 19, 2006 10:49 PM

      You should definitely try to go to D'Andrea on Hudson Street between Perry and W. 11th. But be sure to call ahead since you're a large party. Great food, less expensive than the places you mentioned.

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        bobby06877 Dec 19, 2006 10:16 PM

        If you have a party of 8, you can try Crispo. They have a separate alcove that they keep available for larger parties.

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          Lucia Dec 19, 2006 10:51 PM

          I second Crispo. Also Otto.

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