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Best Italian Restaurant in Little Italy

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PEDE May 11, 2009 07:30 PM

I searched the blogs and found nothing on where the best place and most reasonable place to eat in Little Italy for lunch or dinner. Any suggestions?

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  1. bob gourley RE: PEDE May 11, 2009 09:06 PM

    Of all the Little Italys in the world,this dame had to . . . never mind! Which are you referring to. Try any in SF or the Hill District in St. Louis.

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      LNG212 RE: bob gourley May 12, 2009 07:51 AM

      "The Best" board covers a specific geographic area. Here's the clip from the powers that be:

      <<The intent of this board is to allow posters looking for an item or a restaurant across the New York metropolitan area - i.e., the areas covered by the Manhattan, Outer Boroughs and Tri-State boards - to post on one board.>>

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        PEDE RE: bob gourley May 12, 2009 11:34 AM

        What a shame. An innocent question that rec'd a "dame" reference. Please do not respond ...again. My mistake for asking a simple question and actually forgetting to mention " In New York..." Thankfully, LNG212 actually gave me what I needed...politely.

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          LNG212 RE: PEDE May 12, 2009 11:45 AM

          Pede, since you're looking in Little Italy, you might try searching the Manhattan board. I seem to recall there being a number of threads about it relatively recently. Good luck.

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            Yaxpac RE: LNG212 May 13, 2009 07:39 AM

            i would go with Il Cortile. Da Nico and Angelo's are good too.

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              herbbette RE: Yaxpac May 23, 2009 10:33 AM

              how about La Mela?

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        steelydad RE: PEDE May 21, 2009 09:33 AM

        Sadly, there is very liftle left of Little Italy in downtown Manhattan. What's more, the restaurants tend to have shills who stand outside the restaurants and hustle in people off the street to eat there. The finest italian restaurants in NYC are NOT in LIttle Italy. If you have to eat there Il Cortlle is passable, but Zagat's will give you 30 other places that are better than Cortile at the same price or less.

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          jenhen2 RE: PEDE May 21, 2009 09:45 AM

          Il Cortile. It's the BEST!

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            Low Blood Sugar RE: jenhen2 Jun 1, 2009 03:07 PM

            I haven't had alot of high end Italian food, but the meal I had at Lunelli's(Lunella's?) was the best Italian meal of my life. Amazing osso buco, fettucini alfredo, etc...

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