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Jun 21, 2007 08:27 AM

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

      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.