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Little Cupcake Nov 1, 2009 03:09 PM

I don't order takeout too often. I generally order pizza from Nick's or Nina's Argentinian. Otherwise, I'll order from Cilantro. Today I tried ordering from Divino Ristorante. We got a Chicken Parm & a Chicken Rollatina with ravioli. It was ok, but not great.

So where are your fave places to order takeout from?

1556 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

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    pbjluver Nov 1, 2009 03:22 PM

    Beyoglu - 81st and Third
    try their vegetarian meze platter with the bread

    YUM! and less than $20

    200 E 81st St, New York, NY 10028

    1. sukekiyo Nov 1, 2009 04:21 PM

      Lechonera El Barrio on 103rd & 3rd Ave. Their $6 lunch specials are a workday blessing. :)

      El Barrio
      158 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029

      Lechonera El Barrio
      172 E 103rd St, New York, NY 10029

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        Jack_ Nov 1, 2009 04:54 PM

        Been a while since we lived up there but we used to go to Dakshin regularly


        1713 1st Ave, New York, NY 10128

        1. smokeandapancake Nov 2, 2009 07:34 AM

          where are you exactly?
          Pio Pio is my fav.

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          1. re: smokeandapancake
            kewlly Nov 2, 2009 10:27 AM

            Second Pio Pio. Also like El Paso Taqueira for Mexican and Tenzan Sushi for Sushi. I've tried Joy Burger Bar and Ottomanelli's for burgers, but I think they taste much better fresh rather than delivered.

            Pio Pio
            210 E 34th St, New York, NY 10016

            El Paso
            134 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012

            Joy Burger Bar
            1567 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029

            Ottomanelli's Cafe
            1626 York Ave, New York, NY 10028

            988 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022

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            Gelaine Nov 2, 2009 02:49 PM

            For dim sum we like Cafe Evergreen at 69th and 1st. Other food is not exciting , but generally, good quality and well prepared. Vermicelli on 77th and 2nd has some good Vietnamese. Daksin's tandoori chicken is pretty good.

            Cafe Evergreen
            1288 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021

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              daisy326 Nov 2, 2009 04:11 PM

              Taco Taco is SUPER good for- obviously- tacos. Not the american deep friend taco shell, but corn tortillas, dipped lightly in oil and filled with meat, cilantro, onions with salsa on the side. They have a great lunch deal for two tacos (you can choose from several different kinds on their menu) with a soda for around $8. Any of the pork options are fantastic and the grilled chicken is pretty good too. I'm not sure about their dinner options, the $8 deal might be lunch only, but if you're in the area for lunch it's definitely worth it.

              Taco Taco
              1726 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10128

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                TipsyMcStagger Nov 2, 2009 06:08 PM

                Got delivery from Paty's Taco Truck tonight (on Lex at 86th). My favorite Mexican in the 'hood.



                Paty's Tacos
                , New York, NY 10001

                1. teresa Nov 2, 2009 06:53 PM

                  I've been ordering from Hummus Kitchen. I really like their roasted cauliflower appetizer and their Shakshuka. I also do takeout from Pio Pio, Ichiro and Wa Jeal (Sichuan food).

                  1694 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10128

                  Pio Pio
                  1746 1st Ave, New York, NY 10128

                  Hummus Kitchen
                  1613 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

                  Wa Jeal
                  1588 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

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                    Brian W Nov 2, 2009 07:53 PM

                    We do very little ordering but lately have been getting the whole Peruvian chicken ($9) from Chicken Festival on 1st Ave at 82 St. I like Pio Pio but this place can give it a run for its money.

                    Chicken Festival
                    1584 1st Ave, New York, NY 10028

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                    1. re: Brian W
                      codfish_good Dec 26, 2011 07:16 PM

                      My girlfriend recently moved to Yorkville, so I am starting to get to know it. Went to Taco Taco tonight, and, the food was pretty good, but nothing compared to West Coast standards or even Chicago standards for that matter. And the service mas terrible. Rude and slow.

                      Taco Taco
                      1726 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10128

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                      panjuice Dec 26, 2011 08:06 PM

                      Our friends like Via Quadronno, owners are from HK but their place is always packed w/ locals ..
                      Purists raves of its authenticity. I love the Non Ti Scordar di Mi being the purist that I am, everything else is wonderful too.

                      @ 25 E 73rd St btw 5th and Madison ..

                      Via Quadronno
                      25 E 73rd St, New York, NY 10021

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                        DaphneDuck Dec 27, 2011 11:18 AM

                        For delivery, we really like Buddha BBeeQ - 2nd between 91st and 92nd
                        The chili peanut noodles are fab, as is the Beef BBQ plate.

                        We also order solid Italian from Cavatappo Grill -- 1st at 89th.

                        For authentic thin-crust pizza, we order from Farinella at 79th and Lex.

                        Buddha BBeeQ
                        1750 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10128

                        Cavatappo Grill
                        1712 First Avenue, New York, NY 10128

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