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Looking for Best Italian in NYC

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Looking for a really good italian restaurant. Possible BYO. Just great food, great bread. Not gourmet-just great chicken or pasta dishes.

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  1. I absolutely love Malatesta (corner of Washington and Christopher St) for great, simple Italian food. It is cheap, consistent, charming and delicious.

    1. The post title is misleading. Please understand there is a huge difference between competent Italian restaurants and anything approaching the "best".

      That said, I like Lupa and Pepolino.
      BYO is hard to come by in NYC, unless you don't mind paying a corkage fee.

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      1. re: il Trifulau

        Felidia
        Lupa
        Crispo

        All quite good and not too pricey

        1. re: mboxermd

          Other than Crispo, I don't think the rest allow BYO.
          Fyi, BYOB at Crispo was $20 per bottle and that was about 6 months ago (the last time we dined there).