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mah626 Jun 21, 2007 08:27 AM

Any suggestions for 6 people and reasonably priced???

  1. chompchomp Jun 21, 2007 08:34 AM

    Perbacco might be a bit cozy, but it is very reasonable. And then there's the old standbys -- Supper, Frank and Lil Frankies which are pretty decent.

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      Jel212 Jun 21, 2007 08:39 AM

      I love the food at Frank, but the atmosphere is a little insane - beyond cramped. However, the prices are great, so if you don't mind crowding..

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        princeofpork Jun 21, 2007 08:42 AM

        APIZZ right below houston is awesome.

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        Pan Jun 21, 2007 10:56 PM

        I like Li'l Frankie's. Frank is also good, maybe very good, though whether it's reasonably priced depends on who's judging. I haven't tried Perbacco or Supper yet. I'd also throw Col Legno into the mix (c. $35-40/person for dinner). In all likelihood, all these places have menus up on menupages.com.

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        ceeceee Jun 21, 2007 09:15 AM

        bianca on bleeker off bowery is great. VERy reasonable and delicious!

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          clashfan Jun 21, 2007 09:38 AM

          Supper is good.

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            KTinNYC Jun 21, 2007 09:41 AM

            It would be hard to seat 6 at Bianca. It's a small restaurant and I think there is only 1 or 2 tables that would accommodate a party of that size.

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              ceeceee Jun 21, 2007 10:26 AM

              they can push a few together. i've been there with 6 or 5 maybe, but same difference!

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                KTinNYC Jun 21, 2007 10:40 AM

                Yes, I've been there when they push tables together but because they don't take reservations it can be quite a long wait to get 3 free tables. I'm not trying to discourage to OP from going to Bianca but just warning.

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                  ceeceee Jun 21, 2007 11:16 AM

                  good point!!!! we were there like 6ish and it was good...but any later and you would be pushing it!
                  i was at max once and enjoyed their lasagna...but i don't think they take reservations either....

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            Sambossanova Jun 21, 2007 10:25 AM

            I am not sure what you mean by reasonable priced but Barbone is really good Italian that is more creative than most. And they sell quartinos of wine for good prices, which I love. The outside garden in the back is nice and last time I was there I saw one or two parties with 5+ people. Shouldn't cost more than 25-35 a person, maybe 40 at most with wine. The portions are actually a pretty good size. Last time i went, I had a small apetite and jsut got a a pasta (considered a primi). With a quartino of wine,its was about 24 dollars. Very recommended.

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              sharonm Jun 21, 2007 11:07 AM

              Second Barbone. They just started brunch also! The wine list rocks!

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              josefr Jun 21, 2007 12:36 PM

              Huge fan of both Perbacco and Lil Frankie's.

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                ardnaxela Jun 21, 2007 01:10 PM

                Grotto's on Forsyth near Broome is lovely and last time we were there there were a few big groups. Nice garden atmosphere, delicious fish and pasta dishes.

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                  Sambossanova Jun 21, 2007 01:13 PM

                  Perbacco is also very good. I found the service to be spotty at times, escpescially when crowded. Might be a tight fit for 6 people. Barbone is a a bit more formal but relaxed and not stuffy ambience while perbacco is more lively, somewhat loud....

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                    ricky7 Jun 21, 2007 11:23 PM

                    there was a place on east 27th near park or lex i believe back in the 80's, maybe early 90's that was called Per Bacco. anyone recall this place? it was in a townhouse setting. are these two places related? they served classic italian, quite good, and back then there wasnt too many good restaurants in that area.

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                    Lucia Jun 21, 2007 03:09 PM

                    Cacio e Pepe
                    Barbone

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                      billyeats Jun 21, 2007 03:44 PM

                      Barbone's menu sounds great. Any must have dishes?

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                        Lucia Jun 21, 2007 04:42 PM

                        On my last visit, gnocchi, pappardelle, and asparagus fries were good. I've yet to try the chicken liver ravioli, which is high on my list for next time.

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                          Sambossanova Jun 21, 2007 08:06 PM

                          poppy seed beet stuff ravioli-like pasta. That was really, really good.

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                            zoeterry Jun 21, 2007 10:16 PM

                            Totally agree with Grotto and also love Supper.

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                              Vinoguy Jun 22, 2007 09:39 AM

                              Supper all the way. Panzanella (bread salad) and the best tiramisu in the city.

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                        DavyTheFatBoy Jun 22, 2007 08:12 PM

                        Col Legno on 9th St off 2nd Avenue. Good solid Tuscan.

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