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Top Italian Restaurants on Upper East & West Side?

rjm Jan 1, 2007 09:13 PM

for tonight - thank you.

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    ceeceee Jan 1, 2007 09:35 PM

    i love celeste on the upper west.

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      Marine Engineer Jan 1, 2007 10:41 PM

      I like both Pizzabolla and Genaro, Amsterdam by W92nd. They're both pleasant, intimate, good food for reasonable prices.

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        hps Jan 2, 2007 01:50 AM

        Spigolo or Caffe Buon Gusto (Cash only) on the UES.

        1. Nosher Jan 2, 2007 08:21 AM

          Gennaro is one of our longtime favorites, and when Celeste's manager Carmine is on duty, we love the place (we wrote about Celeste last week & Gennaro last year--both with lots of pictures). I'd say those are my favorite Italian spots on the UWS, although Arte Around the Corner does some mean panini and cakes.


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            missjeanne Jan 2, 2007 12:54 PM

            I live on the Upper East Side and really enjoy Erminia on 83rd - I am not sure this is what you are looking for and don't really see it written about much here. It is expensive and I think it is jacket "encouraged" but my experiences have been great.

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              nativeNYer Jan 2, 2007 10:37 PM

              pomodoro on columbus between 71 and 70 is really great. surprisingly, i never hear too much about it on this message board but you can check menupages.com for some reviews. it's a really nice place with great food.

            2. ballulah Jan 3, 2007 06:33 PM

              Maybe I'm too late, but Paola's on 84th between 2nd & 3rd is one of my favorites. Very romantic also.

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                104manhattanite Jan 3, 2007 07:04 PM

                Spigolo (already mentioned), Sfoglia on 92 & Lex, and Rughetta on 85th between 1st & 2nd. All excellent Italian on the UES.

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