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Mar 22, 2007 01:44 PM

First time to NY

I am traveling to NY/Manhattn for the first time and want to know where to go to enjoy great Italian food at a reasonable price. Does not need to be fancy.

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  1. Love to help. What price range is reasonable to you? In what part of town are you staying? Northern Italian or traditional red-sauce Italian?

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    1. re: Mazzer

      Hilton Ny Avenue of the Americas. Reasonable is $25 to $30.00 and room for some wine...

      1. re: wharris

        Some great recs below. If the mood strikes, check out the halal cart across the street from your hotel ... famous. You'll recognize it by the huge line!

        1. re: wharris

          A couple of casual places closer to where you are staying than those already suggested:

          Roberto Passon, on the corner of 9th Av. & 50th St. They have a 3-course lunch prix-fixe for $15. Dinner prices are moderate. One caveat: They don't provide prices when they recite the specials, so be sure to ask because they tend to be much more expensive than regular menu items.

          Cascina is on 9th Av., b/t 45th & 46th Sts. Overall, menu prices are reasonable, but they also offer a pre-theater 3-course dinner prix-fixe for $24.50.

      2. One of our favorite (and reasonably priced though it's cash only) places is Bar pitti, a small place in the West village on 6th Ave. near Bleecker. It's good for lunch or dinner.

        1. Try Piccolo Angolo (621 Hudson St.) in the West Village...cutest neighborhood and awesome food. Make reservations, as it's small and very popular.

          1. Crispo, Lupa, and Otto are all great Italian restaurants with reasonable price. Do a search on them in this board and you can get more details on each.

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            1. re: kobetobiko

              The original John's Pizzeria (in the West Village) is a great NY experience. Barbuto is another of my favorites and always seems to appeal to out-of-towners.