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rajoid May 15, 2007 10:51 AM

Can someone please suggest some italian restaurants I can take my wife to. Looking for a relaxed eating environment, good food and moderate proce point. preferably downtown.
thanks!

  1. r
    RGR May 15, 2007 11:03 AM

    How far downtown? Via Emilia, on 20th St., just west of Park Av. S., serves very good Italian food, especially the homemade pastas, with the lasagna being a standout. Good service, pleasant atmospherics, and moderate prices. Cash only and they don't accept reservations.

    http://www.viaemilianyc.net

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      winebitch May 15, 2007 11:07 AM

      la pizza fresca - e. 20s
      tried this one for the first time last week...awesome!!

      lupa - west soho
      frank - 2nd ave bet 5th and 6th

    2. n
      nikky May 15, 2007 11:12 AM

      i second lupa and would add inoteca, apizz, and peasant.

      1. j
        jdream May 15, 2007 11:14 AM

        Malatesta in the way West Village is great for simple traditional Italian food. Homemade pasta's and really fresh salads. (cash only)

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          Lucia May 15, 2007 11:15 AM

          Crispo
          Apizz (though that may be pushing moderate)
          Enoteca Barbone
          Cacio e Pepe
          Lupa
          Po

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            pellegrino31 May 15, 2007 11:29 AM

            I always recommend Crispo, but another favorite of mine is Valdino West on Hudson.

            1. r
              rajoid May 15, 2007 12:01 PM

              Thanks very much!! I think I'm going to try apizz given that its her birthday!

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