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Manhattan Neighborhood Italian Gems

tommyk7 May 8, 2007 01:17 PM

What's your go-to Italian restaurant for a nice quick dinner - delivery, take out, or dine in?

Mine are

UES - Gino's (83rd b/w 1st/2nd)
Midtown - Vinci's (1st @ 62nd)

  1. csw May 9, 2007 03:33 PM

    ues: ottomanelli new york grill (93rd lex)

    1. jmo9 May 9, 2007 02:19 PM

      Novita in Gramercy. Slightly upscale, but awesome. Cozy.

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        hon May 9, 2007 01:40 PM

        Za Za, UES, 64th and 1st

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        1. re: hon
          ow77 May 9, 2007 09:44 PM

          Can you write more about Za Za? I pass by this place all the time but it always seems too pricey for what it is.

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          kalyse May 8, 2007 08:02 PM

          also piccolo angolo - at hudson and jane

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          1. re: kalyse
            ericat May 9, 2007 08:42 AM

            I'm in the west village and agree with the posts above in the w. village, but I also miss the places when I lived in noho: bianca, frank, supper, lavagna, lil frankies

            1. re: ericat
              ceeceee May 9, 2007 01:44 PM

              yes, i was going to say bianca as well. such a little gem. delicious, cute and cheap!

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            kalyse May 8, 2007 08:00 PM

            park avenue south - via emilia

            not great service but delicious homemade pastas

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            1. re: kalyse
              jakew8 May 9, 2007 04:55 PM

              +1 for Via Emilia. Sometimes it's a little slow but they're always friendly so I have no complaints about the service.

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              Gordognyc May 8, 2007 05:57 PM

              Maurizio Trattoria--13th between 5th and 6th
              Freddy's Place--8th and Jane

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                billyeats May 8, 2007 05:49 PM

                I'm in the West Village too. Mine are:
                Malatesta, DaAndrea, Pepe Verde

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                  harrison May 8, 2007 04:02 PM

                  UWS - For dine in only - Celeste and Gennaro. For take out - San Luigi.

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                    ciaoeater May 8, 2007 01:55 PM

                    Pisticci -- up by Columbia: my favorite: so delicious and simple
                    ino -- West Village (though that's solely panini)
                    Malatesta--West Village, delicious food, so authentic (service not so great)
                    Lupa--W Village
                    Acqua - UWS; they do a pretty great brick-oven pizza
                    Il Buco--on Bond St. (love the atmosphere and the food)

                    1. NAtiveNewYorker May 8, 2007 01:48 PM

                      West Village: Tanti Baci (delivery), Malatesta Trattoria

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