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Stuartmc910 Sep 19, 2008 06:15 AM

Please recommend a restuarant on Arthur Avenue where my wife and I can have a nice meal (price no object) without having to wait two hours. Not one that specializes in seafood, red sauce fine. We're making our first excursion there this Saturday.

TIA

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    meb903 Sep 19, 2008 01:24 PM

    we like pasquale's rigoletto at the end of arthur ave. pasta is never overcooked!

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      tnhayes0405 Sep 19, 2008 08:21 AM

      Zero Otto Nove! It's the new restaurant owned by the same chef/owner as Roberto's and the wait is half the time. I've been 4 times and everything has been fantastic. If it's on the menu get the sausage potato pizza as an appetizer and share. I was hesistant to order it, but I'm glad I did.
      The other restaurants right on arthur avenue are fine, but Roberto's and Zero Otto Nove are probably the best for a night out.

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        shellyesq Sep 19, 2008 12:41 PM

        Is the wait at Zero Otto Nove as bad as at Roberto's?

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          tnhayes0405 Sep 19, 2008 01:08 PM

          Not at all. I've been 4 times and the longest I waited was 20 minutes. I've had to wait 45 minutes and longer at Roberto's. We sat at the bar at Zero Otto Nove and had a glass of wine and ended up taking it to the table because a table opened up sooner. These were also Saturday nights at about 8 to 8:30 pm.
          I haven't been in about 3 months and I think the place has gotten a lot of hype since then, so the wait might be longer, but it's definitely worth a shot.

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        jakeyd Sep 19, 2008 06:30 AM

        Roberto's

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          shellyesq Sep 19, 2008 07:24 AM

          I haven't been there in a long time, but this board seems to indicate that there are always long waits at Roberto's.

          Personally, I like Emilia's (more casual) and Mario's (slightly more upscale) and I think you can make reservations at either. Also, De'Medici, which is about a block off of Arthur Avenue, usually doesn't have the crowds that the places on Arthur Ave. have.

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