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Aug 7, 2008 10:36 AM

Old School Italian in Midtown

Out of town friends are coming to the city and want classic italian. It is not my strong suit so are there any recommendations? I was thinking Nanni or Il Gattopardo. Thoughts?

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  1. Patsy's on 56th Street.

          1. re: Hurner

            If your friends enjoy a lively, loud, busy, touristy-cum-locals atmosphere, you won't do better than Carmines. Great for a crowd that enjoys ordering and sharing lots of dishes. The Times Sq location is heavy on tourists while the UWS version is more locals - but both are fabulous for red sauce Italian - chicken parm to die for....and the UWS offers take out too.