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JSNYC Feb 2, 2010 02:42 PM

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

  1. thew Jun 10, 2010 06:38 AM

    italian village pizzeria

    1. c
      carcrash Jun 9, 2010 01:07 PM

      Ciao Bella Napoli on York. Great chicken parm.

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

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      1. re: carcrash
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        jinglejangle Jun 10, 2010 05:55 AM

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

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          carcrash Jun 10, 2010 07:15 AM

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

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        christinaemcc Jun 9, 2010 11:19 AM

        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. j
          JSNYC Feb 14, 2010 11:28 AM

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

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            barberinibee Jun 9, 2010 04:05 PM

            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.)

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              carcrash Jun 9, 2010 05:12 PM

              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.

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                barberinibee Jun 9, 2010 07:15 PM

                Could be. I've never eaten it.

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                  ml77 Jun 10, 2010 06:21 PM

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

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