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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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    kobetobiko 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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    1. re: kobetobiko
      bread for breakfast 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.

    2. LFeinberg 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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        tsiblis 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.

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          Mazzer 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 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 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 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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