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Nov 11, 2007 04:22 PM

Which is the best Batali for vegetarians?

In your opinion, which is the best Batali restaurant for vegetarians? Babbo? Del Posto? Otto? How about the best Batali dish for vegetarians (need not be at the same place that you rate supreme for the first question)?

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    1. re: Lucia

      Your favorite vegetarian dish there?

      1. re: Whorebivore

        Totally agree with Lucia...the eggplant caponatina, asparagus, cacio e pepe pasta & assortment of pizzas are wonderful

        1. re: Whorebivore

          the vegetable antipasti I have tried have all been good (eggplant caponata, corn, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, figs, etc.)
          salads are great--esp. love the arugula and caprese
          pizzas: mushroom and taleggio, quattro formaggi, margherita d.o.c.
          pasta alla norma is one of my favorites
          cheese and gelati portions of the menu are also generally safe

          1. re: Lucia

            I seem to recall a nice fomaggi and olives plate too.

      2. A food-obsessed vegetarian friend of mine always bemoans the fact that there aren't more restaurants like Lupa - ones that have veg dishes so good even carnivores (like myself) will forgo meat just to eat them. Favorite pastas: pasta with cauliflower and rosemary; farro spaghettini with chickpeas; bavette cacio e pepe. Plus the host of veg antipast and contorni. These used to be uniformly fantastic - seem to be more hit and miss in recent years, but overall still much better than the ones I tried at Otto.

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        1. re: daveena

          I haven't been to Lupa for a couple years. I shall return.

        2. Any recommendations for what vegetarians should sample at Bar Jamon?

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          1. re: Whorebivore

            Take a look at Lupa, Otto and Casa Mono are all very good for vegetarians.

          2. Babbo - more veggie pasta choices than any of the others. Usually plenty of veggie starters too.

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            1. re: DavyTheFatBoy

              I had an exquisite, and very simple, fettucine with shaved truffles there a couple years ago.

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