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Good inexpensive Italian Food in East Village/ Alphabet City

pumpydoro Aug 3, 2007 10:21 AM

any suggestions for cute italian restaurants in either the East Village or Alphabet City?

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    JFores Aug 3, 2007 09:56 PM

    Max or Frank. Max is good for groups while Frank is a hellish nightmare of death and destruction for groups.

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      Simon Aug 3, 2007 07:19 PM

      Cacio e Vino: my new fav Italian in the area

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        elizabeththinks Aug 3, 2007 01:03 PM

        Third on Barbone, though Cacio e Pepe is good too.

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          jrazzle Aug 4, 2007 08:42 AM

          I really like Bar-bo-ne. Instead of writing about it, though, I'll direct you to a recent post about it with some rave reviews: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/407607


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          sharonm Aug 3, 2007 11:13 AM

          Second Barbone. Also In Vino, Perbacco Cafe, Cafe Emilia.

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            kicks82 Aug 3, 2007 12:54 PM

            I like Il Bagatto, might be a little bit of a wait, but worth it. That said, anything suggested in this thread would be worth it.

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            melovecarbs Aug 3, 2007 11:11 AM

            i concur with frank and supper... i think frank is much better though

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              caroline723 Aug 3, 2007 11:03 AM

              Supper on the corner of 2nd and A (on 2nd) is very yummy, cheap and very nice atmoshphere.

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                skooldya1 Aug 3, 2007 10:25 AM

                Frank on 2nd ave and 5th...cheap, amazing gnocchi, spaghetti and meatballs, black ink spaghetti with shellfish, rigatoni with pork and sausage ragu, etc. It's cute, kinda cramped inside but has outdoor seating.

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                  JFores Aug 3, 2007 09:57 PM


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                  Lucia Aug 3, 2007 10:24 AM

                  Cacio e Pepe, Barbone, Max

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                    nokitsch Aug 3, 2007 12:58 PM

                    Lucia, how do you like Max? It was recommended to me, but I never got a chance to go.

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                      Lucia Aug 3, 2007 05:24 PM

                      Truth be told, I haven't been in about a year, but the giant meatball was really good. The prices are very reasonable, so it can't hurt to try.

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