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Hounds - What are your three favorite Italian restaurants? I vote for Lupa, Felidia and Crispo. And any special dish that can't be missed? Thanks

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mboxermd Jan 22, 2008 02:49 PM

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    intrepid RE: mboxermd Jan 22, 2008 06:05 PM

    i know its not manhttan, but piccola venezia, robertos, manducattis all very reachable

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      gekko RE: mboxermd Jan 22, 2008 06:08 PM

      The rigatoni at Lavagna is quite possibly the best single Italian dish in New York City ... and maybe the best dish overall.

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        180macd RE: mboxermd Jan 23, 2008 06:14 AM

        I choose Lupa, Nanni's and Da Andrea.

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          Blackness RE: mboxermd Jan 23, 2008 06:30 AM

          Don't know if it's still there, haven't been in a few years but Cafe Napali (sp?) in Little Italy had a FANTASTIC lasagna.... just look out. We got hit with a 2 dollar service charge PER PLATE! Not a big deal just wasn't expecting it. I don't understand why places do that. Just add it to the menu price! Don't give me any surprises at the end of a delicious meal... I want to enjoy the food, not leave with a bad taste in my mouth.

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            mahalan RE: mboxermd Jan 23, 2008 06:54 AM

            Still working my way to Lupa. Right now, my votes would be A Voce and Esca.

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              marye RE: mboxermd Jan 23, 2008 07:48 AM

              The sides at crispo are awesome- especially, the cauliflower - also the small plates are worth ordering- our rule of thumb is eat very the little the day of dinner and then go bonkers

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                baconstrip RE: mboxermd Jan 23, 2008 08:04 AM

                I know it can be a pain to get in, but Mint Lovers at Babbo is so good. Perfect combination of lamb and mint in ravioli :-)

                1. LeahBaila RE: mboxermd Jan 23, 2008 09:04 AM

                  I love Crispo's spaghetti and meatballs and Caffe Linda's gnocchi Bolognese.

                  www.thelunchbelle.com

                  1. fgf RE: mboxermd Jan 23, 2008 09:25 AM

                    Maremma is excellent and doesn't get enough love on this board.

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