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Italian restaurants in the east village

Any suggestions for 6 people and reasonably priced???

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  1. 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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    1. re: chompchomp

      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..

      1. re: Jel212

        APIZZ right below houston is awesome.

      2. re: chompchomp

        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.

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

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          1. re: ceeceee

            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.

            1. re: KTinNYC

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

              1. re: ceeceee

                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.

                1. re: KTinNYC

                  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....

          2. 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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            1. re: Sambossanova

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

            2. Huge fan of both Perbacco and Lil Frankie's.

              1. 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.

                1. 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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                  1. re: Sambossanova

                    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.

                    1. re: Lucia

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

                      1. re: billyeats

                        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.

                        1. re: billyeats

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

                          1. re: Sambossanova

                            Totally agree with Grotto and also love Supper.

                            1. re: zoeterry

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

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