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Great Italian in West Village

genghis flan Aug 8, 2008 05:53 AM

Looking for a great Italian spot in the West Village. Someplace that is reasonably easy to get a table. (Not Babbo or Il Mulino)


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    kobetobiko Aug 8, 2008 07:01 AM

    Malatesta is a great spot.

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      RCC Aug 8, 2008 09:15 AM

      How hard (or easy) is it to get a table there, say, for early dinner tonight?

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        BryanHarig Aug 11, 2008 08:19 PM

        Easy. On most nights with two people just walk up and you will have one in 5 minutes max even when it is busy. Larger groups or people coming at a prime time should make a res though.

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      silencespeak Aug 8, 2008 09:06 AM

      Go to Po. It's a very popular neighborhood WV spot. Enjoy the fresh pastas too.

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        a_and_w Aug 8, 2008 09:33 AM

        Agreed re Po.

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        stephaniec25 Aug 8, 2008 09:16 AM

        I second Po. Also, Bar Pitti and Lupa.

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            genghis flan Aug 8, 2008 12:51 PM

            Haven't been there in years. Great suggestion Thanks!

            1. re: genghis flan
              bosun Aug 8, 2008 01:36 PM

              It is a simple place, but consistently great.

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            Lucia Aug 8, 2008 11:23 AM

            Crispo, Po, Otto, Lupa

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              nyc123 Aug 8, 2008 06:06 PM

              Picollo Angelo on Hudson Street has fantastic food and it is a great value. I think they have the best minestrone soup in NYC.

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                aeros Aug 10, 2008 04:57 PM

                Have tried so many, but we always return to Po'. It's the standard to which we compare all others. Personable service and wonderfully fresh food. Love it!

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                  mboxermd Aug 10, 2008 07:59 PM

                  Lupa (not easy to get a reservation unless you go early), Crispo and Po would be my favorites.

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                  canemh Aug 11, 2008 07:14 AM

                  rocco's on thompson between bleeker and houston

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