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Italian UES (high 80s or low 90s)

RichardNYC Jun 24, 2007 07:49 AM

Any recommendations for an Italian restaurant in the high 80s or low 90s on the upper east side?


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    jimmyV Jan 19, 2008 12:56 PM

    sfoglia!Glad i missed my bus and needed to walk by...good good food and friendly staff.Nice and cozy enough for a date.

    1. jrazzle Jun 24, 2007 03:18 PM

      I love Due on 3rd between 79th and 80th. The food is consistently good and I think it's moderately priced. The restaurant has great pastas and I always enjoy the fish specials. The eggplant appetizer is my favorite!

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        jackieparis Jun 25, 2007 10:57 AM

        We love Buon Gusto on 77th between 2nd and 3rd.

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        UES Mayor Jun 24, 2007 12:59 PM

        Spigilo is by far the best-its on 81st and second-u wont get a table this late but outdoor seating is first come first served BUT do not sit in barseat next to front door-that is MY seat-i eat there every day-the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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          BigTyme Jun 24, 2007 08:20 AM

          1561 2nd Ave
          At 81st St
          Phone: 212-744-1100

          My wife and I ate here for our aniversary. Fantastic. It's a little small and there is NO waiting room. The "bar" is basically two stools, but the food was great. We had the tasting menu and the chef was very understanding to substitutions based on my wife's allergies. Good place.

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            MMRuth Jun 24, 2007 12:16 PM

            I've only been to Spigolo once, but was very impressed. Sfoglia has been pretty panned lately by the board, but has gotten raves in various NYC publications, hence their being booked up 6 weeks in advance, per their website. You might also want to look into Centolire and Elios. I actually had a very good meal at Prima Vera in the early spring, but someone else was paying, which was a good thing.

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            foodie456 Jun 24, 2007 07:51 AM

            sfoglia...enough said

            good luck getting a dinner reservation though

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