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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.

          http://www.robertopasson.com

          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.

          http://www.cascina.com

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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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