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  • triod Nov 4, 2009 06:15 PM
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visiting in a couple of weeks and was thinking about del posto but reading bad reviews. any other suggestions for a nice italian restaurant or should I keep my del posto reservation?

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  1. I have also avoided Del Posto due to many negative reviews. With so many good alternatives, I don't think you need to worry. Some suggestions:

    Scarpetta
    Convivio
    Locanda Verde
    Pepolino
    SD26 (I haven't tried it yet, but it looks very promising)
    Marea (haven't tried yet either but gets some great reviews)

    I'm not including Babbo and Lupa due to the difficulty of reserving on short notice.

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    Lupa
    170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

    Babbo
    110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

    Del Posto
    85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

    Pepolino
    281 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013

    Scarpetta
    355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

    Convivio
    45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017

    Marea
    240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

    Locanda Verde
    377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

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    1. re: rrems

      I'd pass on Del Posto and try any on rrems' list (except for Marea - had a rather average overpriced meal there and truly think it's over-rated).

      Alto is worth adding to the list as well.

      One caution: atmosphere at Locanda Verde is very different from Del Posto, Alto, Convivio, Scarpetta. It is very loud and packed, while the others are a little more of a fine dining experience.

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      Del Posto
      85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

      Scarpetta
      355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

      Convivio
      45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017

      Marea
      240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

      Locanda Verde
      377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

      1. re: edwardspk

        I agree that Locanda Verde is not really "fine dining". Neither are Pepolino and Lupa, but I threw them in because they all have really good food. You are right that the OP is probably looking for something more upscale.

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        Lupa
        170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

        Pepolino
        281 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013

        Locanda Verde
        377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

    2. keep your resies. experince del posto.

      1. Avoid Del Posto. You will feel ripped off and I would consider the other options already recommended here.

        Batali's best restaurant is Babbo and it blows Del Posto out of the water.

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        Babbo
        110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

        Del Posto
        85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

        1. I went to Del Posto and had the meal of a lifetime. It was spectacular. Caveat: I was on a generous expense account and wasn't paying the bill, so money was no issue. Knowing that going in may have changed the vibe. But, everyone at our table walked out of there being like "was dinner seriously that good?". One of the top culinary experiences of my lifetime.

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          Del Posto
          85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011