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Italian - Nice Place

mario Jan 31, 2008 03:36 PM


Trying to find a good italian for a business meal next week, tried Babbo but they gave me 10.45 which its a bit lat for my preferences.

Can someone reccomend a good place, not a stuffy place or flashy place, just plain good food.? I thought about Felidias (is that the name of the place?) is it any good?

Village, Soho or Upper East/West, less midtown

Thanks a lot (in advance)

  1. i
    idia Jan 31, 2008 03:55 PM

    Crispo (if you can get in) and yes, Felidia is very nice.

    1. r
      rrems Jan 31, 2008 04:09 PM

      Crispo is wonderful but can be noisy, not sure if this would be good for a business dinner. L'Impero is comfortable and quiet and the food is great, if you don't mind the midtown location.

      1. Pink Pepper Jan 31, 2008 07:41 PM

        I love Campagnola on the Upper East side. 74th and 1st Ave. Very good, hearty Italian food.

        1. s
          skepner169 Jan 31, 2008 07:54 PM

          Il Cantinori in the Village is great. Food is good and a nice atmosphere that is not stuffy. Fiamma in the Soho area is also good. If you can get into Lupa, that is top notch. On the Upper East, some good italian can be found at Paola's on 84th street, Ermina's, although that might be too cozy. More casual is Meditteraneo although the wait staff can be rude. Baraonda or Per Lei are also good choices on the UES.


          1. m
            mario Feb 5, 2008 10:56 AM

            Ok, so we are setting for Crispo. Anyt decent bar/llounge (eeeek) to go nearby


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            1. re: mario
              Lucia Feb 5, 2008 11:00 AM

              Little Branch and Flatiron Lounge are reasonably close.

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