Trattoria Trecolori, on 47th St., b/t B'way & 8th Av., is a favorite of mine and many other Hounds. Delicious homestyle Italian food is served by a friendly, efficient staff in a large space with attractive decor and comfortably-spaced tables.
i will second the rec for trecolori. tried it the first time a couple of weeks ago based on CH recs. loved the atmosphere , the food was very good and the service was outstanding. they were just so nice and normal. dining there was a rare pleasure.