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col Oct 22, 2007 04:01 AM

hi everyone,
i am wondering which you would recommend for a birthday dinner with my boyfriend. we are thinking italian and trying to decide between crispo and apizz. any other suggestions are welcome. our price range is about $200 and love any cuisine. thanks

  1. Nosher Oct 22, 2007 04:20 PM

    I'd say Apizz. Crispo is decent, but it can be very loud and very bridge-and-tunnelish, especially on the weekends.

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      lookingforpig Oct 22, 2007 10:54 AM

      I had a terrible experience at Apizz not too long ago. Good food but awful service. We were completely ignored by the waiter and when we said something to the manager at the end of the night the waiter just looked at us and said, "that's on me guys, too bad". We wrote a letter but never received a response. In all fairness it's good food, but too bad the service was unforgivable.

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        banjolinana Oct 22, 2007 09:16 AM

        Would def go with Apizz. I love both places but Apizz has a more romantic and intimate atmosphere witth the brick oven and the warm colors of the room. Although the menu at Crispo is considerably larger than Apizz, because Apizz cooks all their food in the brick oven, all the food has that delicious smoked home cooked feel and taste to it giving it a slight edge over Crispo.

        Try the gnocchi -- so good as well as the buffalo mozzarella, basil and tomato pizza to start. Lasagna is great too. And the bread, instead of coming with butter, comes with a side of riccotta cheese and the house sauce. So delicious.

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          Lucia Oct 22, 2007 09:11 AM

          Apizz--the atmosphere/room are a little more special. That said, you can't go wrong--Crispo is one of my favorites.

          1. c
            ChowDiva Oct 22, 2007 08:33 AM

            I dined at Crispo on Friday night for the first time and highly reccommend it. I ordered the prosciutto with polenta and mozzarella as an app and the carbonara as my main. Everything that touched my lips was decadent and the carbonara was authentic and addicting. I was so full, but could not stop eating it! This place is dangerous if you’re tempted by hearty (aka: extremely fattening) fare. However, there were many lighter options on the menu as well. I look forward to eating at Crispo again.

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              macncheesy Oct 22, 2007 06:10 AM

              I love them both but would recommend Apizz for your birthday dinner, as it's much more intimate and romantic.

              1. i
                idia Oct 22, 2007 05:18 AM

                Crispo it is!

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                1. re: idia
                  jakew8 Oct 22, 2007 06:51 AM

                  Would you mind explaining (to the OP and to the rest of us) why you prefer Crispo? Thanks.

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