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Dec 10, 2008 08:46 AM

Mid-Westchester cozy Italian for Saturday night?

It's our anniversary, and DH craves Italian. Looking for cozy, not too pricey, and of course chow-worthy! I am leaning to Buon Amici for convenient location, good prices and from what I remember a pleasant, tablecloth atmosphere, but I must admit the posted menu on their web site did not excite. We think the food at Lia's in Hartsdale is very good, but it is not a cozy spot. Ate at La Bocca this summer and thought the food was excellent, but the prices are way too high. Last year we tried Tre Angelina for our anniversary and the food was good, but the service was shaky. We were surrounded by noisy holiday party tables that took over the room, and we were completely ignored. OK, our fault for getting married at holiday time, but gee whiz, we were paying customers also....

So, any sweet spots I'm missing? Thanks in advance!

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  1. Not far from mid-Westchester, Centro at the Old Mill in Greenwich.

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    1. re: Dim Sum Diva

      Thank you, Dim Sum Diva! Just looked at heir menu -- DH will love the mixed grill!

      1. re: Dim Sum Diva

        I haven't been to Centro in a long time--but I don't remember it as being cozy. The food was ok, the seats terribly uncomfortable and lots of noisy kids to contend with.

        1. re: debmom

          I didn't find it cozy either. My choice would be Buon Amici.

      2. Bar Vivace in Mamaroneck accross from the train station. Good reviews, cozy, not pricey, excellent wine selection and attentive service.

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        1. re: kaaaassss

          Take a look at Rosies Bistro in Bronxville. Been there numerous times and the food is always great as is the atmosphere.

        2. Check out La Fontanella in Pelham. A great special occasion Italian place.

          1. Piero's in Port Chester. Excellent food and excellent service. Peter is the perfect host!

            1. A lot of restaurants have been mentined here and many of them have good food but if you want that Italian food and you want it to be cozy don't pass up Il Teatro in Mamaroneck. Sra Swanky mentioned La Fontanella in Pelham. That is one of the tops but if you want the same superb food but you want it in a cozy place, go to La Fontanella's sister restaurant, Il Teatro.

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              1. re: Sonnyno

                Superb Italian food? Il Teatro, the old sushi place? I have to try it. Red sauce or Northern?

                1. re: dolores

                  Il Teatro is northern Italian food with Adriatic specialties. If you blindfolded me, took me to either La Fontanella or Il Teatro and served dinner I would not be able to distinguish the serving restaurant. However, the two are very different in tone. Il Teatro excels in being cozy while La Fontanella bounces with energy. My mood will take me one night to one and another night to the other. I find both extremely pleasant with good gracious service and superb food.

                  1. re: Sonnyno

                    Thanks, Sonnyno. Both of those are on my 'must try' list too. When it comes time for choosing, we don't seem to move beyond Mamma Francesca, an excellent restaurant of course.

                    I'm still trying to get to Piccolo Mulino as well.