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peasant, dell'anima booked...ideas?

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

    1. 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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        1. I second a walk-in at Lupa.

          1. 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.

              1. re: intrepid

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

                1. I'll throw in another ballot for Apizz.

                  1. 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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                    1. re: cali7

                      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.