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peasant, dell'anima booked...ideas?

cali7 May 8, 2008 01:51 PM

Hi all, wanted to take my mom out to dinner at either peasant or dell'anima but they were both booked for sat. night. Does anyone have any other suggestions for great italian & great atmosphere? Thanks alot!

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  1. biondanonima RE: cali7 May 8, 2008 01:53 PM

    What about Lupa - they take walk-ins...

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      Lucia RE: cali7 May 8, 2008 02:06 PM

      Apizz, Po. I don't think that you'll have an easier time getting into Lupa than the 2 you've tried.

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        jsmitty RE: cali7 May 9, 2008 09:32 AM

        the orchard
        frankies spuntino
        i love the three

        1. prdct RE: cali7 May 9, 2008 10:48 AM

          I second a walk-in at Lupa.

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            rrems RE: cali7 May 9, 2008 11:06 AM

            Lupa is great but you will probably have a horrendous wait to get in. Try Pepolino. It's a bit more expensive but the food is superb. You may still be able to get a res.

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              intrepid RE: cali7 May 9, 2008 11:08 AM

              vice versa

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                rrems RE: intrepid May 9, 2008 01:25 PM

                Ah, yes. I'd recommend Vice Versa also.

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                trinyc RE: cali7 May 9, 2008 11:37 AM

                Try Bacaro or Apizz.

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                  jsmitty RE: trinyc May 9, 2008 07:55 PM

                  bacaro is terrific

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                  douglas525 RE: cali7 May 10, 2008 03:08 PM

                  I'll throw in another ballot for Apizz.

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                    cali7 RE: cali7 May 12, 2008 03:44 PM

                    Thanks for all your great advice. Apizz was a great suggestion but had been there before and was looking for something new. We ended up having dinner at Bar Blanc and it was very good. The staff was great, atmosphere great and everyone enjoyed their food. We also popped into Gottino for drinks/snacks before dinner and absolutley love this place, everything we sampled was excellent..great wines, service and atmosphere. I felt like I was back in Italy! Will def. make this spot a regular. Thanks again for all your great suggestions!

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                      rrems RE: cali7 May 12, 2008 04:01 PM

                      That's funny. We were all focusing on Italian, yet you ended up at Bar Blanc, which is one of my favorite restaurants. Glad you enjoyed it.

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