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First time to NY

wharris Mar 22, 2007 01:44 PM

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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    Mazzer RE: wharris Mar 22, 2007 01:47 PM

    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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      wharris RE: Mazzer Mar 22, 2007 01:55 PM

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

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        Mazzer RE: wharris Mar 22, 2007 02:20 PM

        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!

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          RGR RE: wharris Mar 22, 2007 02:38 PM

          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.


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        tsiblis RE: wharris Mar 22, 2007 01:49 PM

        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. LFeinberg RE: wharris Mar 22, 2007 02:00 PM

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

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            kobetobiko RE: wharris Mar 22, 2007 02:02 PM

            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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              bread for breakfast RE: kobetobiko Mar 22, 2007 02:13 PM

              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.

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