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Jan 14, 2009 08:16 AM

italian on a budget: bronx

Looking for dinner for two at an excellent italian restaurant for sat 24. I'd would be nice if it was near Fordham University. I was thinking reberto's or Frankie and Johnny's. Any other suggestions? looking for entrées < $20.

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  1. We had lunch at Roberto's last summer and loved it.

    1. Enzo's
      1998 Williamsbridge Rd
      Bronx, NY 10461

      Take Pelham Parkway service road and make a RIGHT on Williamsbridge Rd. (5-7 minute drive from Fordham University). Fresh food and good.

      1. Roberto's is more expensive than your budget. But you could get a lot closer with their sister restaurant, Zero Otto Nove

        Zero Otto Nove
        2357 Arthur Ave, Bronx, NY 10458

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        1. re: bobjbkln

          I haven't been to ZON because they were closed the day we were there. But looking at their menus, they seem REALLY close in price. Both have many things under $20. I do know that as much as we loved Roberto's we'd love the other also.

          1. re: c oliver

            I have been to both, numerous times and enjoy them both. I do enjoy them for different reasons though. If I want a special dinner, I'm going to Roberto's. If I'm looking for something super yummy, but a little more casual I hit up Zero Otto Nove. It's worth a try for the pizzas alone. And, everytime I've eaten at Zero Otto Nove I have seen Roberto himself coming out of the kitchen, so you know that the quality control is the same as it is at Roberto's.

            Another inexpensive eat on Arthur Ave is Mario's. Very traditional red sauce place, but they do it very well. And if something's not on the menu you can ask and they'll whip it up for you. I love that place. It's not the culinary star that Roberto's is, but it's a solid delicious meal at a great price.

            Good luck with whatever you choose.

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