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Feb 15, 2007 07:14 AM

Affordable Italian restaurants in e 80s?

Any good Italian spots in the east, east 80's (2nd ave to east end) in the 80s, not too expensive? Thanks in advance

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  1. Firenze is pretty good and affordable. Service is always very good. It's at 2nd Avenue between 82nd and 83rd.

    1. Grotta Del Mare (307 E. 77th btw 2nd and 3rd) was great. Very affordable and we were seated right away on a Saturday night around 8. Portions are just right.

      1. Tiramisu, 80th and 3rd is good.

        1. Tony's Di Napoli on 83rd/2nd is a family style Italian restaurant. I've been with just one other person and shared an appetizer and entree, and have also been with a big group where we ordered 3-4 entrees and all shared. It's always great!

          1. Go to Maruzzella. It's not quite in the 80's (78th and 1st Ave) but soooo good. In addition to the regular menu, their list of nightly specials is almost as large as the menu itself. I'm very picky (snobby even?) when it comes to good Italian food (nothing compares to my mom's cooking) but this was very good.