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downtown rustic italian for a party of 8

budclerk Jan 22, 2007 12:44 AM

looking for recomondation for a downtown (ideally in the village) italian place that can accomidate a party of 8 with:

-good food
-character and a warm feeling
-resonably priced


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    harrison Jan 22, 2007 04:05 PM

    Take a look at I Coppi - tuscan place on 9th/A

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      bobby06877 Jan 22, 2007 04:46 PM

      Le Zie immediately comes to mind but it is not in the Village. Crispo can accomodate a larger party if you reserve with a few days notice. Borgo Antico also comes to mind but I have not been there in a few years. Crispo and Borgo are both on the northern fringe of the village.

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        chow_gal Jan 22, 2007 04:47 PM

        Sounds like Il Buco but I believe it gets mixed reviews on this board.

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          sam1 Jan 22, 2007 05:02 PM

          La Piadina...not sure about the size though.

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            nychowgirl Jan 22, 2007 06:02 PM

            Definitely Bianca. I once went with a group of 8 and we had an amazing time. Each had an app and a pasta, shared dessert and three bottles of wine, and when we split the bill it was only about $45 or $50 a person. PS: Get the lasagna bolognese.

            1. nyufoodie Jan 23, 2007 09:55 AM

              Cacio o Pepe and they accept reservations.

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                haleyjen Jan 23, 2007 10:05 AM

                I second Piadina. I planned a birthday dinner at Piadina a few years ago, and they did a great job.

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