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Manhattan Neighborhood Italian Gems

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)

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  1. West Village: Tanti Baci (delivery), Malatesta Trattoria

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

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

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

            1. park avenue south - via emilia

              not great service but delicious homemade pastas

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              1. re: kalyse

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

              2. also piccolo angolo - at hudson and jane

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                1. re: kalyse

                  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

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

                  1. re: hon

                    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.

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

                    1. ues: ottomanelli new york grill (93rd lex)