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royce Apr 18, 2007 08:35 AM

Hello, and thanks in advance for the help. I have family coming in from Alabama who once upon a time, as children, were Brooklyn Italian. They long for a homey place, that will seat 7, for an early Saturday dinner. The food's got to be good, but doesn't have to be inventive. Old style atmosphere would count for a lot, but a bald tourist trap would not do. West Village is best, or close. Ideas, anyone?

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  1. l
    Lucia Apr 18, 2007 09:19 AM

    Crispo and Po are my favorites. Da Andrea, Piccolo Angolo, and Bellavitae are also good recs. I've heard good reports about Gonzo and Valdino West but have yet to try either.

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    1. re: Lucia
      jsmitty Apr 18, 2007 10:07 AM


    2. k
      kobetobiko Apr 18, 2007 09:09 AM

      Crispo on 14th (btw 7th and 8th Ave) has delicious Italian food and cozy ambiance. You can look up their menu and decor on their website:

      1. k
        Katherine H Apr 18, 2007 08:45 AM

        Da Andrea. It's small, but I think they can seat 7 (I've definitely been there with a group of 6).

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        1. re: Katherine H
          kaffy Apr 18, 2007 08:52 AM

          Da Andrea is great, as is Piccolo Angelo.

          1. re: kaffy
            jsmitty Apr 18, 2007 09:01 AM

            da andrea
            piccolo angolo
            bellavitae (central village) off of 6th ave

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