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Chicken Parmigiana? Dinner not a hero.

mangiamama Feb 6, 2008 12:04 PM

Recovering from bad back, had to lay around and rest. Would like to get out and have some comfort food. Thinking Chicken Parmigiana would do the trick.
Anywhere in the area of the 59th Street Bridge would be ideal, but willing to take a quick cab ride to satisfy my craving. Thanks all.

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    RGR Feb 6, 2008 01:03 PM

    Campanile, a neighborhood gem, hidden away on 29th St., b/t Madison & Park Av. S., serves traditional Italian fare and has chicken Parmigiana on the menu. I've not had it, but my favorite there is eggplant Parmigiana, and if the chicken Parm is half as good, it will be delizioso. The staff is welcoming and very capable. The space has somewhat old-fashioned ambiance, and though fairly large, still manages to feel cozy. If you don't like to dine solo at a table, I'm sure they will serve you at the capacious bar, where locals gather to schmooze (but definitely no bar "scene").

    Hope you recover completely very soon. Enjoy and Buon Apetito!


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    1. re: RGR
      mangiamama Feb 6, 2008 01:13 PM

      Thank you RGR. Looks like it will be perfect!
      I think that the husband and I will try it out tomorrow night.

    2. jfood Feb 6, 2008 01:11 PM



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      1. re: jfood
        RGR Feb 6, 2008 01:38 PM

        We've never been to Nanni's. Checking their menu via that link, I see veal Parm listed but not chicken. However, I presume they would be willing to sustitute chicken for the veal?

        1. re: RGR
          jfood Feb 6, 2008 04:43 PM

          they will do most anything. try the tortolinni with nanni sauce for an app (1/2 order) and the chicken parm. heaven. very small place

          1. re: jfood
            RGR Feb 6, 2008 05:26 PM

            I prefer veal, and I see that they've got lots of good choices in that category, as well as many other tasty-sounding dishes on the menu. I'd consider trying Nanni but...

            Is seating extremely tight? And what about the noise level?

            1. re: RGR
              Bigtigger Feb 6, 2008 05:28 PM

              Carmine's - hands down the best chicken parm in the world - whenever I am in New York, I bring a double order home, much to the envy of the stewardesses on my flight !

              1. re: Bigtigger
                jfood Feb 6, 2008 05:40 PM

                Don;t get jfood wrong, Carmines is a nice spot for the right event. The chicken parm platter is good for a big group of associates and is large enough to feed a small town. And the garlic in their dishes is such that mrs jfood always knew when jfood ate lunch there, it was coming out of his pores all night.

                But it is not a Nanni's in any regard other than it is in NY and the basic ingredients are the same.

              2. re: RGR
                jfood Feb 6, 2008 05:36 PM

                It is somewhat tight but not extremely. maybe walk by during lunch time and take a peak, or do a takeout and enjoy yourselves at hime. Food is top notch.

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