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Fabulous Italian (not the obvious ones, please)

I'm looking for a place that's a little under the radar. I adore Lupa and Babbo but would love to find a spot that's less touristy, and where I can get a reservation at a reasonable time. I keep thinking of the Greek place Periyali as a comparable spot--great, dependable food where you could bring family or friends.

Any thoughts?

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  1. I like Crispo. It is popular among locals but less touristy IMO. Price is reasonable too!

    And avoid anything in Little Italy because they are all touristy...

    1. hearth, great italian

      1. You might try Il Giglio, which is sort of a sister to Il Mulino but you can get in.

        1. Crispo is good. I also like Roberto Passon. Just avoid the place pre-theater as it is very crowded and tables are cramped. Just had an excellent lunch there today.