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Feb 6, 2008 12:04 PM

Chicken Parmigiana? Dinner not a hero.

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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    1. 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

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

        1. re: jfood

          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

            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

              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

                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

                  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

                  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.