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Opinions re: Il Cortile or F. Illi Pontes?

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How do they compare regarding food, service, atmosphere, etc? We're thinking of using one of them for a rehearsal dinner, but we live out of town and won't be able to try them out before making a decision.

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  1. I haven't been to il cortil in many many years. I've been to Pontes a few times and recently went to a lunch in their upstairs room. It's a good old school place - probably way past it's prime, but probably quieter than dealing with little italy.

    1. I really like Il Cortille. Nice space, good food (the only place in Little Italy I actually enjoy going now that Taormina is closed), good service. And it's in a more accessible location, I'd say, than F. Illi.