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Aug 13, 2007 06:13 AM

Crispo? (Baltimore 'Hound Needs Advice)

My wife and I will be spending a few days at the Jersey shore and before we head back to Maryland, we want to hit NYC for her birthday dinner. I currently have reservations for Crispo this Saturday night.

We are looking for a delicious and romantic (Italian) dinner, have I selected the right place?? We aren't looking to break the bank, but do want a nice atmostphere and memorable food.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.....


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  1. Yes you picked a perfect place. Great food, romantic ambiance, and reasonable prices. Enjoy.

    1. I think you've made a great choice. If you search Crispo on the boards here, you will find that most food recommendations are on point.

      1. I think you've got the right place (and in fact, I'm headed there for dinner tonight). The food is terrific and I think the prices are moderate for the type of place it is. My bill is usually about $150-180, all in for 2 people. Definitely get the carbonara, and while I haven't had them yet the spaghetti and meatballs get rave reviews.

        The atmosphere is informal and fun but it is on the louder side - personally I think it's a romantic place with the brick walls and low lighting but it's not romantic in the way that more formal, hushed places would feel. There is a garden in the back which is very pretty and a good setting for a celebratory dinner.

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        1. re: pellegrino31

          That's really all in, I've gone there with 3 for the same cost!

        2. I like the food at Crispo, but I don't know that I'd call it memorable. It's more like very well-prepared standards. I definitely don't find it romantic, though. To me it's a very good neighborhood place, but not really a special occasion place. Obviously, others disagree.

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          1. Just went there last week for the first time.
            I agree with everyone else...good choice...u won't spend a fortune