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Spaghetti and meatballs?

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bibinewyork Apr 9, 2007 02:17 PM

It's so cheesy, so retro, so....potentially delicious. The cold weather has given me a craving for comfort food. Is there anywhere in Manhattan (especially Midtown) anymore where this dish can be had, and is done well?

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    foodfish Jun 21, 2007 05:04 PM

    Le Zie is totally overrated their meatballs are small and taste strange and the spaghetti looks like it was reheated in a frying pan

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      Simon Apr 10, 2007 01:03 AM

      Piccolo Angolo makes a very popular version and the meatballs are enormous (almost softball size) and a good deal for 17 bucks...but the downside is that when i went there last time the place was painfully loud...

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        berna Apr 9, 2007 02:43 PM

        Le Zie on 7th ave and 20th st has a decent version.

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          Weeone Apr 9, 2007 04:05 PM

          Try Pisticci on Lasalle and B'way. Their version is fantastic and cheap.

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            Brian S Apr 9, 2007 05:03 PM

            Le Zie is proud of it. Their menu, instead of saying "Spaghetti and meatballs" says
            "Best Spaghetti and Meatballs in Manhattan" And maybe they're right, they're pretty darn good.
            http://www.lezie.com/themenu/dinner

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              hungry329 Apr 9, 2007 08:46 PM

              I think the best is Antonucci's on the UES. Simple, really good!!!

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            Lucia Apr 9, 2007 02:39 PM

            Crispo has a good version. It's not on the regular menu, but it shows up on the specials menu frequently.

            1. jakew8 Apr 9, 2007 02:36 PM

              La Masseria on 48th and 8th makes a pretty good meat sauce w/ meatballs and sausage. I don't remember if it's on spaghetti or something else, and it's a bit pricey ($14 or so). But it is in midtown!

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