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Mar 7, 2009 05:07 PM

Italian restaurant for two.

My wife and I are visiting the city this week and would like some recommendations on any nice Italian restaurants. I am sure there are a lot in the city; so we are looking for the following:

- reasonably priced; anywhere from $15 - 25 per person

- we would like to stay above 34th St if possible. We are staying on the East side, but would not mind traveling crosstown.

- we are NOT looking for a really formal atmosphere; just something quiet and laid back with good service.

Thanks in advance!!

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  1. My husband and I just went to Buon Gusto on 77th and 2nd Ave for dinner last night. We go there frequently and find the food great! The service is good and the prices are reasonable. I always get the seafood linguine with the homemade black linguine.

    1. Is that $15 -$25pp for main courses, for all the food, or the out-the-door cost = food, drinks, tax (nearly 9%) & tip (20%)?

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      1. re: RGR

        It is just for the main courses. Thanks again!

        1. re: imdrifting

          Since you say you are willing to go crosstown, if you are also willing to go a little below 34th St., I think Campanile, on 29th St., b/t Park Av. S. & Madison, would suit you perfectly. The traditional Italian fare is well-prepared and delicious. Service couldn't be more welcoming and efficient. The space has an endearing old-fashioned feel, tables are comfortably spaced, and the noise level is very conversation-friendly.

      2. Next time you're in NYC, Le Zie in Chelsea. Cara Mia and Roberto Passon in Hell's Kitchen. Passon has a prix fixe lunch for $13.95.