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Italian around Union Square?

Hecate Jun 11, 2008 09:15 AM

I'm looking for a good, moderately priced Italian place within a few blocks of Union Sq. for a pre-movie dinner this Friday night. We've got a fussy eater with us who only eats pizza and pasta and I'm looking for a casual, sit down place that can fit 3 walk-ins on a Friday evening. Any recs would be greatly appreciated.

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    McJ RE: Hecate Jun 11, 2008 10:01 AM

    Perhaps Gradisca. It's on West 13th Street and offers solid food.

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      mch RE: Hecate Jun 11, 2008 10:26 AM

      i love gradisca but i don't know if it fits what hecate is looking for. there is basta pasta, giorgio's & patsys. paul and jimmys is also good.

      1. kcijones001 RE: Hecate Jun 11, 2008 11:28 AM

        Paul and Jimmy's off Irving...Family favorite.

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          Lucia RE: Hecate Jun 11, 2008 11:38 AM

          Via Emilia

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            jakew8 RE: Lucia Jun 11, 2008 01:35 PM


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              Lucia RE: Lucia Jun 11, 2008 01:47 PM

              Also, Otto

            2. bhoxie RE: Hecate Jun 11, 2008 12:06 PM

              Pasta at Johns near 2nd and 12th is tasty.

              1. Mel loves food RE: Hecate Jun 11, 2008 01:34 PM

                Check out Luzzo in the East Village. It's on 1st Ave and 11th

                Such good classic thin crust coal-fired pizza!


                1. LeahBaila RE: Hecate Jun 11, 2008 01:35 PM

                  Crispo could work


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                    tsiblis RE: LeahBaila Jun 11, 2008 03:20 PM

                    I'd go for Via Emilia. It's cash only

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                    Hecate RE: Hecate Jun 11, 2008 08:16 PM

                    Thanks for all the great recommendations. You guys rock. Final choice may come down to time and location.

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