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Italian Midtown West?

mangiamama Oct 31, 2007 08:35 AM

My boss is taking his wife into NYC for the weekend. They are staying on 56th St., between 7th and Broadway.
He has asked me to help him find an Italian Rest. in the area.
Any suggestions?
Thanks much.

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    harrison RE: mangiamama Oct 31, 2007 08:43 AM

    insiemme? i haven't been but i think it's been pretty positive.

    1. buenosds RE: mangiamama Oct 31, 2007 08:44 AM

      Biricchino Restaurant: http://www.biricchino.com/

      Salumeria Biellese: http://www.salumeriabiellese.com/

      the saumeria is a nice place for inexpensive lunch!! homemade sausages!

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        abud RE: mangiamama Oct 31, 2007 10:30 AM

        My Italy-obsessed buddy swears by Il Gattopardo. I've never been but have been meaning to check it out.


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          emgoodman RE: mangiamama Oct 31, 2007 12:58 PM

          I have lived in the area for a few years and I always loved Rino Trattoria, located on 8th Ave, between 52nd and 53rd Streets. Very reasonable priced, delicious food and friendly atmosphere.


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            mclaurie RE: mangiamama Oct 31, 2007 01:50 PM



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              brendastarlet RE: mclaurie Oct 31, 2007 01:54 PM

              How about walking across to Felidia? 58th and 2nd, it will allow you to walk off a little of dinner.


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              RGR RE: mangiamama Oct 31, 2007 03:26 PM

              If your boss wants to go upscale, Alto is just a tad east of the west side, on 53rd, b/t 5th & Madison. It just received 3 stars in the "NY Times." Not that I care what Bruni thinks, but some others do. Better yet, fellow Hound MMRuth gave it a rave. Now, that's someone whose opinion I value!


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                Loradio RE: mangiamama Oct 31, 2007 04:43 PM

                Try Barbetto...........old brown stone and great food.

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                  idia RE: Loradio Oct 31, 2007 04:45 PM

                  What about Vice Versa at 51st? I am having dinner there this coming Saturday night.

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                  rrems RE: mangiamama Oct 31, 2007 07:26 PM

                  I don't know what price range you are looking for, but the suggestions here are all good in their respective ranges. In the upper moderate range I would agree strongly with Vice Versa. Orso is also very good.

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                    fooodie RE: mangiamama Oct 31, 2007 07:43 PM

                    Maria Pia or Tony Di Napoli's (for family style) are my "go to" Italian spots in Midtown West.

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                      corgette RE: mangiamama Oct 31, 2007 07:45 PM

                      I'm a fan of Basso56.

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