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Dec 14, 2008 03:13 PM

Early dinner in theater district-need help

Need a restaurant in the area of west 46th street where we can make a 7:00 curtain. (dinner no later than 5:30) Like all cuisines and moderate prices (about $50 per person) How is Lattanzi? Do not want Becco-have been there too many times. Thanks for your help.

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  1. We've not yet managed to get to Lattanzi. I highly recommend Trattoria Trecolori, on 47th St., b/t B'way & 8th, a favorite of mine and many other Hounds. Well-prepared homestyle Italian fare; friendly, efficient service that will get you out in a timely manner; large space with attractive decor and nicely-spaced tables. Moderate prices should fit your budget. Note: The restaurant stays open all afternoon, so you can reserve as early as you like.

    1. Lattanzi's not bad -- has an interesting combination of expected Italian stuff but also Roman Jewish Ghetto fare that is more interesting than the usual Italian place in the theatre district. I've been there twice and it's certainly on my list to go back to if I must have dinner in the theatre district. I've also been satisfied with osteria al doge on 44th. Nothing spectactular but they focus on venetian dishes (seafood) and their pizza's not bad. Cheers.

      1. Marseille is at 44th & 9th. Nice prix-fix and I think you can get in early enough.

        1. Personal taste, but I am not really a fan of Lattanzi or Tre Colori. I find La Masseria 48th, west of Broadway, superior.

          1. Thanks for your suggestions. I have been to Marsielle and liked it very much what wanted something different for this night. Looked at the web sight for La Masseria and it looks great. What are the prices like? Anyone else been there. Had settled on Lattanzia but fear it might be "old hat". Tre Colori manybe too Italian " American". all comments welcome.