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Jan 3, 2008 09:18 AM

where wise guy eat ?

i have a nephew coming for few days in N.Y and love wise guy movies .
He ask me where wise guy eat in restaurant ? hang out place for lunch or dinner i know the very well place of Spark but what else? Bensonhurst ?

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  1. Hello Bruno. You might try Rao's at at 455 East 114th Street, East Harlem, New York 10029: 212-722-6709

    Open Monday through Friday for dinner Only. If you don't have a reservation, you can always have a drink at the bar. But - it's almost imossible to get a reservation.

    Click on this link to see their web site:
    Buona fortuna !

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    1. re: Gio

      Forget Rao's. You'll never get in.

      (Rao's is run like a club. You only eat there if you're known, and then you get your table at your specific time of the week.)

      The Soprano's was filmed outside of Il Cortile once. Also, there was a rub out in the early 70s at Umberto's Clam House (now called something else).

    2. I'm not familiar with the NYC scene for today's mob boys, but this thread reveals a few spots the wise guys like to frequent to satisfy their appetites.

      Check it out:

      1. Areo in Bay Ridge.
        But I'm warning you, if you go you will see a lot of colorful characters and the women who love them. Keep your eyes in a neutral place and your comments to yourself until after you leave the building.
        Here in NYC, there is F.illi Ponte Ristorante, but the crowd there is sort of diluted with Wall St. guys pretending to be masters of the universe.

        1. There's Da Nico, an old school, red sauce, place in Little Italy on Mulberry between Broome and Grand. Used to work in the nabe, would go for lunch once in a while. Never asked for credentials, but some diners sure had "the look."

          1. tom's restaurant on 3rd ave off union in brooklyn is a notorious mafia soldier hangout.

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            1. re: sam1

              I think you mean Two Toms. And yes, you are right.

              1. re: NAtiveNewYorker

                How fitting. I was shown that place by my family's stereotypical mafiaesque friend...

                Good for restaurant Italian!