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Sep 1, 2007 05:25 PM

Best Italian on the Upper East?

We live in the East 70's. Looking for recommendations for good Italian - with a nice atmosphere for casual meals out. Thanks!

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  1. Giovanni Venti Cinque (1 block from the Met Museum)
    (both menus can be googled)

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    1. re: idia

      Spigolo is also lovely - only been once, but had a memorable meal - not cheap, but reasonable for the quality. Centolire is quite near to me and went once for lunch - food was pretty well executed, but over priced I thought. I also went to Coco Pazzo recently (same owner as Centolire) and posted a review. It's more formal though.

      Coco Pazzo
      23 E 74th St, New York, NY 10021

      1561 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

      Centolire Cafe & Panini
      1167 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10028

      1. re: MMRuth

        I must try Spigolo.
        It's menu is attractive to me.
        I will get there eventually.
        Thanks MMRuth.

    2. Many have recommended Sfoglia in the east 90s and lex.

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      1. re: jeanki

        I recently - about a month ago now - had a lovely meal at Sfoglia - thanks for reminding me ...

        1. re: jeanki

          I second Sfoglia, also I really like Serafina. It does get mixed reviews but I LOVE the Risotto.

        2. Elio's- spectacular. veal to die for. fantastic pastas- many famous people eat there- we've seen Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft, Barbara Walters, Martha Stewart, etc. but very excellent- always crowded though- go early... enjoy fb

          1. Spigolo of course!! You need to call for reservations 212-744-1100. Bar and outdoor seating is first come first served-no reservations for them-but do not take my seat-1st on on right on bar!!!