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Italian dinner for tonight downtown? like gemma/generro?

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basura Aug 15, 2007 07:32 AM

I'm going to dinner tonight on a double date. I've been wanting to go to Gemma, the new restaurant in the Bowery Hotel but last time I tried to go they said it was a 2 hour wait...

I'm looking for a not loud, sort of romantic atmosphere with amazing Italian food and good wine list, thats affordable...

I love Genero on the upper west side on West 93rd street and Amsterdam avenue, so a restaurant like that...

And one that takes reservations!!!
thanks

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    harrison RE: basura Aug 15, 2007 07:59 AM

    try Malatesta - Christopher/Washington

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      RGR RE: basura Aug 15, 2007 09:14 AM

      I've never been to Genero (or Gemma, for that matter), so I can't make comparisons. That said....

      I Coppi, on 9th St., b/t Av. A & 1st Av., serves excellent Italian food and has a very lovely back garden -- just perfect, I think, for a romantic double date. They take reservations.

      http://www.icoppinyc.com

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        knowitall RE: basura Aug 15, 2007 11:15 AM

        Try Il Giglio, 81 Warren St (b'tn W B'way & Greewich) Might be a bit pricey, but worth it.
        http://www.ilgigliorestaurant.com/ind...

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          Will4Food RE: knowitall Aug 15, 2007 11:18 AM

          Peasant is wonderful...

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          asnet RE: basura Aug 15, 2007 12:57 PM

          BTW ... it's Gennaro. 665 Amsterdam. Gennaro is Sicilian and can be uneven. For similar quality, even, Pugliese, affordable and out of sight, try Osteria Gelsi 507 9th Ave. @ W. 38

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            knowitall RE: basura Aug 16, 2007 10:36 AM

            So where did you end up going? Do tell!

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