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Rustic Italian UES/UWS

rloban Jul 12, 2009 03:42 PM

It's our 1st wedding anniversary and we're looking for italian trattoria on the UES or UWS. Good food but nothing trendy or sexy. Looking for an enjoyable relaxing meal with a rustic-type atmosphere. Any suggestions for a loved local restaurant?

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    frances 50 RE: rloban Jul 12, 2009 04:56 PM

    sfoglia is terrific, but hard to get in. Lex @ 92

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      MMRuth RE: frances 50 Jul 12, 2009 05:21 PM

      Yes, that would be my suggestion as well.

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      UWStoSONO RE: rloban Jul 12, 2009 07:28 PM

      Nonna on 85th and Columbus.


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        bob96 RE: rloban Jul 12, 2009 10:36 PM

        You might find Sfoglia noisy and crowded enough to spoil the celebration. We live just a few blocks away, went once, and never went back: the food was middling and in an odd way amateurish, with false touches throughout; the "rustic" kitchen tables impossible, at least for me, to sit easily at. Quattro Gatti, on 81st and 3rd, is a more traditional place, with genial Italian waiters of a certain age, and well-prepared, straightforward food. It's not sexy, trendy, or even that ambitious, but with a softer, older, and welcoming warmth missing from Sfoglia. Your call.

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          intrepid RE: rloban Jul 13, 2009 04:44 AM

          gennaro uws, cipolla rossa upper east

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            samanthajill RE: rloban Aug 4, 2009 02:34 PM

            i remember very delicious meals at erminia, rughetta, and italianissimo on the east side, and celeste and spiga on the west side that fit your request... enjoy!

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