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Jan 30, 2009 11:17 AM

Pasta for Valentine's Day

Been searching chowhound Manhattan.. lots of good info.

Surprising my husband with NYC trip for Valentines Day - looking for a good pasta dinner for that night.

I should've booked earlier - many places mentioned here have no reservations left.

Any suggestions for places to check out? Price isn't a huge deal, and we don't mind traveling a bit from the hotel (Grand Central) to get there if the food is worth it.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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  1. Check Convivio now and day of for possible cancellation

    Roberto Passon on 9th Ave is a good one and most likely has space

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    1. re: msny98

      Roberto Passon looks like it has a special (no pasta) VDay menu, but I did get in on an early reservation @ Convivio though - which is convenient with our hotel! They are doing a special 4 course menu of some sort - hopefully some pasta on there!

      Thanks for the other options below (Babbo and L'Artusi were sold out). Po was my next try.

      Thanks again all.

      1. re: amandaw33

        Convivio is known for pasta so likely to be some and it is not too kitchy so unlikely to be any stupid V-Day dishes.

        If you are in town for Friday, have a nice dinner that night and go for steaks on Sat... all the steakhouses have seats.

    2. if you can get in go to Po.

      1. L'Artusi rocked my world this past weekend. Best pasta I've had in years.

        1. You can always try Babbo, if it's available!

          1. What places have you tried?

            Hearth and Insieme have great pasta, and Insieme has a pasta tasting menu. You should try calling them and see if seats / pasta tasting are available on V's day.

            Dell' Anima also has great pasta, but it is always crowded.

            Scarpetta's pasta is stronger than their main IMO, but it is so very popular, so try calling ASAP and see if they still have table.