HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >

Discussion

LES/Gramercy Italian

  • 8

Cacio e Pepe is booked. Does anyone have any suggestions on a similar restaurant or know a good, inexpensive Italian restaurant for 5 girls?

Thanks so much!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. have you eaten at little giant on the les. it's creative american. a very cozy space with high flavor and professional service.

    1. Novita on 22nd st is great.

      1. I have to say we were underwhelmed with the food at Novita the one time we had dinner there. And it is not inexpensive.

        Campanile, on 29th St., b/t Park Av. S. & Madision, is an under-the-radar neighborhood Italian. The traditional food served there is well-prepared and delicious. It's a fairly large space with a bar in front where locals gather to chat. The dining room has attractive decor and comfortable seating. Prices are quite reasonable.

        http://www.campanilenyc.com

        1. What about Via Emilia?

          1. agree, via emilia is quite good but bring cash, no credit cards are taken.

            1 Reply
            1. re: ricky7

              Also, Via Emilia does not take reservations. However, there is a waiting area with a few seats in front, as well as a bar with seats. (Note: These are positive improvements from the old location, which had neither.)