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Scarpetta, Convivio or Del Posto for Pasta

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We are visiting NYC over the holidays and can't decide between Scarpetta, Convivio or Del Posto. We love pasta and would like recommendations on which of these three is the best for pasta dishes. We've been to Babbo and Lupa and enjoyed both. Thanks!

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  1. Scarpetta has the best Spaghetti al Pomodoro in the world, Convivio is also excellent and an easier rez. Del posto is great, but would not be my choice for pasta (though the crab/jalapeno spaghetti is awesome)

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

    Convivio
    45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017

    1. Convivio has a large selection and they are all wonderful. Scarpetta is great but not as many to choose from and to me a bit less interesting. Haven't been to DP but am of the impression that is does not compare.

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

      Convivio
      45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017

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      1. re: rrems

        I have not been to DP, but I'd highly recommend Convivio, and prefer it over Scarpetta. Convivio is a fantastic deal if you do their 4-course meal and I haven't had a bad dish there yet.

      2. Thanks for the responses. Del Posto is definitely off the list. We were originally leaning towards Convivio, but we read some excellent things on Chowhound about Scarpetta. We looked at their menu and they have several great pasta dishes. While Scarpetta is good, it sounds like Convivio is the better choice for pasta.

        1. Tough choice. You'll enjoy either for sure. Convivio is definitely stuffier and Scarpetta more "downtowny". But I agree that Convivio's pastas are less traditional & more interesting if that is what you are looking for. The sardine pasta and the one with duck and sausage are both great. And the prix fixe is really a good deal.

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

          Convivio
          45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017

          1. Can I break away from the pack and suggest that if you love pasta, then try Marea? This is the new Babbo for me and I usually love Babbo. But after eating at Marea, it reminds me of how great Babbo was when it first opened. Maybe now, not so much, still great, but not like the start. I had 3 pasta dishes at Marea, one pomodoro, one with octopus and marrow, and the other with a sausage ragu -- rivaled the ones I've ever eaten at the best in Italy. Look it up, maybe add it to your list.

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            Marea
            240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019