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Mar 29, 2007 11:20 AM

Which would you pick?

Which of these dinner spots would you pick for a great pre-theater meal?Orso,Lattanzi,Osteria al Doge,Roberto Passon or Becco.Thanks!

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    1. re: LFeinberg

      I've been to all of them and I'd put Becco last. Roberto Passon would be my choice. I've only been to Lattanzi for lunch though.

      1. re: harrison

        I like Becco, but I've only been there after the curtain goes up...

        1. re: ChefJune

          Great atmosphere and homemade pasta! Who doesn't love Lidia Bastianich?

          1. re: LFeinberg

            I enjoy watching Lidia cook on t.v. and even own one of her cookbooks, but I detest Becco. The homemade pastas? Barely mediocre during our last visit. Great atmosphere? Only if you like being shoe-horned in with tables practically on top of one another and a noise level so insanely high that you have to shout in order to have a conversation. Definitely not my idea of a comfortable way to dine. As I've said before, our last time there will be the last time we go there.

            I like Roberto Passon, and Lattanzi is on my "go-to" list.

            1. re: LFeinberg

              Me, me, me. I never have gotten her and I have tried Felidia several times. Roberto Passon is straightforward and good. Veal piccata is a winner there.

      2. I love Roberto Passon - have had many great meals there. Last time I was at Becco I thought the lights were way too bright. The food was tasty but that all you can eat pasta thing is a little tacky. It seemed like more of a tourist haunt than a local place. I may be in the minority about Becco though. It seems people like it.