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Need great bang for your buck italian in LES/SOHO/NOLITA area.

Souper May 24, 2007 09:09 PM

What I'm looking for is a good cheap italian place ($25-30/pp range perhaps, less is more) for very well executed standby italian food, in the above areas. I want to be full after every meal, but food quality is just as important.

I'm not looking to explore creative italian cuisine. I just want a place I can go to as I'm always in these neighborhoods for a decent lasanga, Linguini with white clam sauce, carbonara, perhaps some bruschetta or maybe an antipasti platter that doesn't taste like it's from boar's head.

However, if you can point me to a place that does all this in addition to having a buffalo mozz caprese, that'd be great!

I heard something about Max on 2nd ave bet 3+4 I believe. I'd like some more focused suggestions though, so that finding a standby place to eat doesn't take forever. Thanks!

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  1. noot RE: Souper May 25, 2007 06:54 AM

    How about Bar Pitti on 6th Ave just south of Bleecker?

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      nokitsch RE: noot May 25, 2007 07:06 AM

      Second, if you can get in without standing on line for half an hour (or more). I suggest going at 6 p.m. latest.

    2. NAtiveNewYorker RE: Souper May 25, 2007 07:08 AM

      Bianca on Bleeker near Bowery. Great Lasagne.

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        pellegrino31 RE: Souper May 25, 2007 07:26 AM

        Frank in the East Village (gets crowded though so go early or late to avoid a long wait) and Valdino West (you didn't ask for WV but it's a great solid choice).

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          elizabeththinks RE: Souper May 25, 2007 07:35 AM

          Cacio e Pepe is also v. good and pretty inexpensive.

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            Lucia RE: Souper May 25, 2007 08:11 AM

            Cacio e Pepe and Enoteca Barbone

            1. financialdistrictresident RE: Souper May 25, 2007 05:15 PM

              Lanza in EV.

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