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Feb 2, 2010 02:42 PM

Upper East Side Take Out Italian

Who's got the best chicken parm? And Baked Ziti?

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  1. Food like this used to be fast, delicious and plentiful. Seems like those days are over!

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    1. re: JSNYC

      Or it's possible tastebuds change. I think there really is no such thing as good take out Italian. I can think of few Italian dishes that shouldn't be eaten within minutes of being taken off the stove. (Of course, chicken parmagiana is not served in Italy at all.)

      1. re: barberinibee

        Talking about different things. I think that brand of Italian-American restaurant food--chicken parm, baked ziti--is almost meant for takeout, and was very common years ago, and is less common in Manhattan now. Partly because people have gotten a taste for more authentic Italian food, but nothing wrong with a good, suburbanized chicken parm either.

          1. re: barberinibee

            You're missing out. Nothing better than a really good chicken parm.

    2. gino's on 83rd - cash only.
      totonno's on 2nd - not sure about baked ziti but they have pasta.
      nicks on 92nd or 94th - family style but great stuff.
      fat sals on 2nd - meh, its ok late night.

      1. Ciao Bella Napoli on York. Great chicken parm.

        Bella Napoli
        150 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019

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        1. re: carcrash

          Where on York? Only a west side address comes up.

          1. re: jinglejangle

            78th or 77th... it's a newer location. Should be on seamlessweb too.

        2. italian village pizzeria