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Good inexpensive Italian Food in East Village/ Alphabet City

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

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    1. re: Lucia

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

      1. re: nokitsch

        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.

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

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

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

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            1. re: sharonm

              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.