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Best moderate Northern Italian?

VAfoodie Jul 22, 2009 04:25 PM

I just got back from Italy and have to say I was not wowed by a single (copiously researched) meal. What's the best going on in the Big Apple?

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  1. LeahBaila Jul 23, 2009 04:21 AM

    Give us a couple of dishes you're looking for, what you mean by "moderate," and if you have a neighborhood preference. Thanks.


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      notsochubbychubette Jul 23, 2009 12:21 PM


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        MMRuth Jul 23, 2009 12:22 PM

        I do think Alto is very expensive - not that I have any other suggestions!

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          notsochubbychubette Jul 23, 2009 12:38 PM

          YOU ARE RIGHT! I missed the moderate part! I'm sorry! :)

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        ExFlexitarian Jul 23, 2009 12:37 PM


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          notsochubbychubette Jul 23, 2009 12:40 PM


          1. JungMann Jul 24, 2009 05:55 AM

            The point of Northern Italian is not to wow the palate so much as it is to deploy beautiful fresh ingredients in simple and fulfilling ways. That is probably why I don't like Northern Italian much myself. That said, I have had good meals at Trattoria Toscana if only because I enjoy their gnocchi.

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              tursi3214 Jul 24, 2009 06:22 AM

              I know its not in the city, but I am a northern italian from Pavia... and the point isnt to neccesarily wow but but as said in a previous post to really bring out fresh ingredients such as a basil marinara... simple but flavorful... the best place that really takes hold of this is Trattoria Al' Incontro on 31st and Ditmars... the last stop of the NW train in Astoria... Yum

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