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Dec 11, 2009 07:13 AM

quiet, not too pricey italian, downtown


by not too pricey i mean under $50/person including dinner, wine, a shared appetizer and maybe a shared desert


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  1. Le Zie, 7th Ave and 20th St. Not terribly noisy (except when the subway rumbles by below).

    Le Zie
    172 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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    1. re: bobjbkln

      Le Zie is good but definitely not quiet based on my experience. Are the tables still close together? I'd suggest LaVagna but it's also noisy and tables are pretty close together except for a corner one.

      How far downtown? Acqua on Peck Slip near the Seaport is a good Italian, nice atmosphere, frequented by locals. Not a destination place . . .

    2. Via Emilia, Malatesta Trattoria, Da Andrea.

      1. All good options. On the East Side there's Frankie's 17, Cannonau, Il Posto Accanto, Supper, Frank, In Vino. Many others too... I just don't want to overwhelm you with too many options.

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        1. re: egit

          Supper and Frank, quiet? Not really.

          1. re: visciole

            Oops... missed that first word. :) Sorry. No, Supper and Frank are definitely not quiet.

          1. What about Spina on B and 11th?