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PetiteSyrah May 15, 2008 08:50 AM

Foodie friends visiting from Chicago next month. They suggested Italian or Mexican. Since the hubby and I recently moved from LA, Mexican is out. So, looking for suggestions for Italian. Don't want to spend Babbo prices--I think around $50pp not including wine would be good, a little more would also be okay.

Was thinking about:
Peasant
A Voce

But would love suggestions....

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    petitechoux RE: PetiteSyrah May 15, 2008 09:00 AM

    Peasant is delicious. Have you thought about Lupa? I'm sure someone will be along shortly with a recommendation for Crispo. I'd skip it.

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      PetiteSyrah RE: petitechoux May 15, 2008 09:09 AM

      Actually going to Crispo tonight, for a casual dinner with friends. Does Lupa take reservations?

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        kathryn RE: PetiteSyrah May 15, 2008 09:21 AM

        Yes, but they go fast, so call ahead. I think their policy is one month in advance to the date.

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        esyle RE: petitechoux May 15, 2008 12:27 PM

        Why skip Crispo? Am considering it for a dinner w/4 out of town friends in a couple of weeks.

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        rrems RE: PetiteSyrah May 15, 2008 11:56 AM

        For something on the formal side, L'Impero is great and will just about fit your budget. For more casual, Pepolino has wonderful food in a more rustic atmosphere.

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          Lucia RE: PetiteSyrah May 15, 2008 02:10 PM

          Peasant is great. I've only been to A Voce once and wasn't very impressed, but I'm not sure now would be the time to go with Carmellini in the process of leaving (if he hasn't left yet).

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