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Red sauce Italian in NYC?

mreid01 Sep 11, 2007 07:20 PM


I am looking for a good red sauce Italian restaurant in NYC. I have gotten many different recommendations, but what are some of the really good, red sauce southern italian restaurants in Manhattan?

What do you think of Patsy's?

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    idia RE: mreid01 Sep 11, 2007 07:21 PM

    La Fenice at 68th & Broadway

    1. NAtiveNewYorker RE: mreid01 Sep 11, 2007 07:27 PM

      Il Cortile in Little Italy. Red sauce menu and high quality. Best in Little Italy and one of the best in NYC.

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        cricri7 RE: mreid01 Sep 12, 2007 03:57 AM

        You should check out Villa mosconi on McDougall north of Houston. It is traditional but in a good way. The service is great and the food is great!

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          Daniel76 RE: mreid01 Sep 12, 2007 06:11 AM

          I think pasty's is rather bad with the exception of the pizza.

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            Will4Food RE: Daniel76 Sep 12, 2007 06:52 AM

            I think the poster means the Frank Sinatra fave, Patsy's on West 56th Street, not the chain of pizza parlors.

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              Daniel76 RE: Will4Food Sep 12, 2007 07:28 AM

              Ahhh.. I have not been there.. My favorite Red Sauce Italian however with a bit more of an Old School Menu Including Offal is Gino right next to Bloomingdales.

          2. Brian S RE: mreid01 Sep 12, 2007 07:56 AM

            You should check the Outer Boroughs board because some of the best are in Brooklyn and the Bronx. For example, there are several on Graham Ave that are less than ten minutes by subway from Union Square. One place: http://www.conoandsons.com/

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              NAtiveNewYorker RE: Brian S Sep 12, 2007 01:25 PM

              Cono and Sons wasn't very good when I tried it. In general I have found the "superiority of Outerborough Italian" (and even the "lack of good Italian in Little Italy") to be a myth.

            2. LeahBaila RE: mreid01 Sep 12, 2007 01:32 PM

              Piccolo Angolo

              1. lcs RE: mreid01 Sep 13, 2007 10:38 AM

                Gino's on Lexington has the best red sauce.

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                  eatingraoul RE: lcs Sep 13, 2007 01:15 PM

                  I second this Gino has both the best sauces and the old vintage feel almost intact. Ohhh, it's on 58 street, in front of Bloomindale's.

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