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Otto or La Laterna Caffe

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jackieparis Apr 17, 2007 07:34 AM

I am taking my fiance out for a nice inexpensive birthday dinner on Friday. Which option would you recommend between Otto or La Laterna Caffe?

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    kobetobiko Apr 17, 2007 07:36 AM

    Otto. Save room for the olive oil gelato

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      Lucia Apr 17, 2007 08:46 AM

      I haven't been to La Laterna, but Otto is great.

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        janeer Apr 17, 2007 08:49 AM

        Havenot been to La Laterna. Otto: food is fine for what it is, service excellent, nice vibe.

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          cimui Apr 18, 2007 05:08 PM

          Otto. I've been to both. (La Lanterna's savory menu isn't very good IMO.) But have a glass of grappa at La Lanterna after.

          1. Nosher Apr 19, 2007 12:33 AM

            I'd vote Otto, as well.We wrote about it this past week, in fact. Just be prepared for a long wait.

            Nosher

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            1. NiKoLe1625 Apr 19, 2007 06:31 AM

              Definitley Otto! I love that place! Just expect very disorganized service, but thats just the way that place is! Definitely save room for the Olive Oil gelato! its the best part!

              1. jinet12 Apr 19, 2007 07:46 PM

                Otto...hurry and make a reservation...very popular...NEVER miss this place when we are in NY....pizzas are excellent and gelato is to die for...Veggies also very good...Have never had anything but great service...Great wine recommendations...Hmmm....Adore Otto's

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