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

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

      1. I choose Lupa, Nanni's and Da Andrea.

        1. 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.

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

            1. 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

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

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