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HELP Mar 21, 2007 09:53 AM


I'm a Mamaroneck resident looking to take my parents out for their birthdays (70s) next Tuesday... Nothing that will break the bank, but they've lived in Westchester a long time and have eaten around quite a bit from the 5 star places on down to the rib joints. Italian is my first choice, but anything other than Latin or Indian will do. Quiet is a must. Anybody have anything casual that might yet impress them a little??

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    yeshana RE: HELP Mar 21, 2007 10:39 AM

    logo di como in tarrytown is VERY authentic northern italian. small menu but pasta made in the kitchen and owners and their dad are serving- . just took my hearing impaired parents(70's) there and it was incredibly quiet and they were soooo accomidating. it's like eating in someone's elegant home in italy(not red sauce)
    pasta with sardines and the bruchettes were wonderful as welll as the amazing clam/mussel app.!

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      fancyfood RE: HELP Mar 21, 2007 10:57 AM

      This might be a little bit of a hike but there is a little italian resturant in Mahopac called Ariano's. He used to oen a resturant in Little Italy, but recently moved to Mahopac. I live in Bedford and travel there as much as possible for his food. It is a fun relaxed environment. The price, and quality is unbelievable!!

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        bmgjrg RE: fancyfood Apr 3, 2007 05:30 AM

        I love Ariano's but it is VERY SMALL (larger when outside dining is available) and
        can be very NOISY so I don't know if it would be a good recommendation for your
        parents who like quiet. But the food is very good and not your usual "meatballs and

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        westchesterjess RE: HELP Mar 21, 2007 03:39 PM

        Eduardo's in Mt Kisco is really good they make their own pasta.

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          2busymom RE: westchesterjess Mar 30, 2007 06:39 AM

          They are currently renovating/expanding.

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          carijill RE: HELP Mar 21, 2007 03:41 PM

          Terra Rustica in Briarcliff Manor. Excellent Italian

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            Sambossanova RE: HELP Mar 21, 2007 03:53 PM

            The places mentioned above are all pretty far from Mammaroneck. Perhaps try Tre Angelina in White Plains for Italian.

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              HELP RE: Sambossanova Mar 22, 2007 09:14 AM

              Thanks for all these great ideas. Closer suggestions WOULD be more helpful, though, and remember: Italian is not a must. Just so long as it's a little special and my parents can hear me! THANK YOU!

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              laylag RE: HELP Mar 22, 2007 01:15 PM

              Rustico (Italian) on Central Park Ave. in Scarsdale is very good. Would also recommend Niko's for Greek on CPA as well. Since you're in Mamaroneck (as am I), what about Le Provencal?

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                Westjanie RE: laylag Mar 23, 2007 06:26 AM

                I love Niko's, but they're anything but quiet. Le Provencal seems a far better bet.

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                  MRS RE: Westjanie Mar 23, 2007 07:26 AM

                  I second Le Provencal. I love it there and it's not too far for the parents to travel.

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                    onethinmint RE: MRS Mar 23, 2007 07:55 AM

                    HELP, do your parents like Enzo's?

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                      HELP RE: onethinmint Mar 23, 2007 12:50 PM

                      I know they enjoyed Le Provencal (I can't believe I didn't think of it myself!) but I'm not sure they know Enzo's. What's it like?

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                        onethinmint RE: HELP Mar 23, 2007 01:41 PM

                        Enzo is right across from Le Provencal -- I initially thought of both when I saw your post, but thought they might be too expensive.

                        Le Provencal is excellent. Enzo is good, but not great. I've always noticed big parties when I've been in there, so they must be doing something right.

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                          laylag RE: HELP Mar 23, 2007 02:42 PM

                          I'm not a big fan of Enzo's. Thought the food was mediocre and the decor was blech - really no ambience at all with nothingb on the walls. Also, all the tables feel like they're in the middle of the room, which they basically are. Service was very attentive though.

                2. momof3 RE: HELP Mar 23, 2007 02:08 PM

                  Lusardi's in Larchmont. Great old school Italian, fantastic service, top notch wine list.
                  Also owned by the same people and in Larchmont is Chat 19 on Chatsworth.
                  Very hip and good food...gets kinda loud on the weekend nights.

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                    laylag RE: momof3 Mar 23, 2007 02:46 PM

                    I agree with you on Lusardis and although there's been disagreement on this board over the quality I really think the food and wine list are excellent and the service is great. It is a bit on the more expensive side though.

                    On Chat - I like the room but the food has been, for me, mediocre at best and on a couple of items, not good at all.

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                      HELP RE: laylag Mar 25, 2007 06:12 AM

                      I think I'll go with Le Provencal. Thanks for all the help!!

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                        onethinmint RE: HELP Mar 25, 2007 06:30 AM

                        Good choice. Enjoy!

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                          dhammer53 RE: onethinmint Mar 30, 2007 04:35 PM

                          You should consider the IRON HORSE GRILL in Pleasantville. You can hear yourself speak there. The food is pretty darn good too!

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