Looking for Cozy Italian for Bday Celebration
My son (age 20) wants to take his girlfriend out for her birthday in Manhattan for either lunch or dinner . She lives in Rhode Island and is not that adventurous when it comes to food. However, she loves Italian food, especially homemade pasta (tortellini, gnocchi,) . Can anyone recommend someplace with a nice atmosphere and good food that won't break the bank. A nice summer prix fix would be ideal.
Malatesta! Downtown, great homemade pastas (most around $10), pretty room, with outdoor seats that look on the water.
Malatesta is a great italian spot in the west village on Christopher St... wide open windows and outdoor seating make is great for summer, too. Food has always been delicious. A reservation is probably a good idea.
Piadina is also in the village, I think on 10th between 5th and 6th aves. It's a smaller, cozier place with a smaller selection of a few pastas, piadinas, a few appetizers and usually a fish special. I think they only take reservations for groups of 4+.
Both are very reasonably priced and I remember liking dessert very much at both.