Cozy/Neighborhood Italian on UES?
I live in the 70s on the East Side and I have been to Uva and Sfoglia and enjoyed both of them. But, I have yet to find the perfect neighborhood Italian restaurant. Sfoglia is a little pricey and Uva is a little loud. Does anyone have ideas? Thanks!
I love Paola's on 84th between 2nd and 3rd. Cozy, very private feeling and consistently great Italian.
I am also interested in the responses to this question. I like Spigolo very much but it is difficult to get a table. I think Elio's has very good food, but it is also pricey and can be very loud at peak hours. I agree that Paola's is good. I had one good meal at Girasole but that was at lunch a few years back..
I have long wondered about Lusardis..anyone been here? Nicola's and Campagnola also seem to get good reviews on Zagat....any opinions about these two?
Everyone's Italian tastes are different, but here are a few places I have enjoyed:
Zucchero i Pomodori: next to construction but very reasonably priced and decent food
Paola's: friendly staff that remembers you