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  1. this has been discussed many times. i will say it again - il cortile. but you can do a search and get more opinions.

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    Il Cortile
    125 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

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    1. re: meb903

      Il Cortile, seconded. Don't get discouraged by the cheesy waiting area in the back. Do get the terrific al dente pasta.

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      Il Cortile
      125 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

      1. re: NAtiveNewYorker

        Agreed about Il Cortile. No question.

    2. Lombardi's or steer clear altogether.

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      Lombardi's
      32 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

      1. i've only been to angelo's on mulberry but it was really really good.

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        Angelo of Mulberry Street
        146 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

        1. To answer your question, no real favorite, it depends on what the food I desire to eat is.

          First off I shall say that for the most relaxing atmosphere with friendly service is Grotta Azurra, Broome and Mulberry. The meat (beef) I had was quite good, the wine selection excellent, and I have been meaning to go back to try the homemade pasta. They have two pasta sections on the menu, one is dry pasta, the other is homemade, and both sections have quite a variety to choose from .

          For pizza I recommend first Il Piccolo Bufalo141 Mulberry Street New York, NY 10013

          The pizza is made from scratch after you order it, and the results are splendid. I had the quatro cheese (4 cheese) with sundried tomatos, and it was so good. De Nico's 4 cheese pizza was horrible, and I was told the pizza crust there is premade.

          Novella on Grand and Mulberry has wonderful tasting pizza as well, and highly recommend the Margeritta pizza. THey have a special with choice of pizza and a glass of wine for 10 or 11 dollars.

          De Grennaro on Hester and Mulberry, I was please with a pasta dish I ordered, three cheese with homemade linguini, much more so than I was at Cafe Napoli just across the street.

          (http://www.dagennarorestaurant.com/

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          Another I went to is Lunella for Lunch. Was alright, and would investigate further and would recommend.

          I went to another below Hester on Mulberry, forget the name.

          Check out Sofias, it is perhaps good.

          Many others to try.

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          Da Nico
          164 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

          Grotta Azzurra
          177 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10013

          Caffe Napoli
          191 Hester St, New York, NY 10013

          Lunella
          173 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

          Da Gennaro
          129 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

          Sofia's
          143 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

          Il Piccolo Bufalo
          141 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

          Novella
          191 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

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          1. re: jonkyo

            (Does Grotta Azura still have the spooky murals? I haven't been there since 1979. It was good then, too.)

            1. re: PesachBenSchlomo

              Boy, we used to be at the Grotto so often I thought of it as an extension of my kitchen. That was over 15 years ago. Food was great. Best lobster fra diavolo in the City. Great spot. Its not that anymore and I fear most of all Little Italy has gone likewise. We had a hold out we had gone too for many years but, alas, with the death of the owner even that place has fallen by the wayside food wise.

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              Grotta Azzurra
              177 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10013