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Any decent Italian food near Quad Cinemas (13th bet. 5th/6th Aves.)

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Hey folks,

Heading to the movies downtown tonight with friends (trying to see the Oscar nominees) and we were hoping to grab Italian food after the movie. I know Otto's gotten great reviews, but I also know we won't get in there on a Sat. night. Any other good neighborhood spots in the Village/West Village that folks recommend?

Thanks for your help.

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  1. Otto is easier to get into than you'd imagine. have you tried?

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    1. re: coasts

      Thanks, have not tried, assumed it would be tough based on reputation. Will look into it.

      1. re: rincon1996

        Otto is a huge restaurant. And you can also dine in the bar area. They have standing height tables (no chairs) as well as chairs at the bar itself, though you may need to wait for a seat to clear up.

    2. How about the great Crispo?

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      1. re: steakrules85

        Don't know it, new to the neighborhood, but will look it up. Thanks!

        1. re: steakrules85

          Da Andrea is right across the street. Crispo is not too far. I'm not a fan of Otto, mediocre pizza and a very limited selection of main courses, not my idea of a real dinner.

          1. re: rrems

            Have you been to Da Andrea? I heard it was close but haven't heard from anyone who's been there.

            1. re: rincon1996

              Yes, I have been there many times.

        2. Gradesca 126 WEST 13TH STREET (BT 6TH & 7TH AVE) NEW YORK CITY 212 691 4886 |
          Otto is totally over rated and unbelievable noisy

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          1. re: that_guy

            Gradisca. Named after a character in the Fellini movie "Amarcord."

          2. I've eaten at Buena Sera (university and 12th) 3 times and loved it every time but not everyone loves it. It's very cozy and I've gotten a nice pour of wine along with very good food.

            1. Highly recommend DaAndrea. Try the lamb shank.

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              1. re: billyeats

                How would it be for a solo diner? I was thinking of going at 5 PM when they open for dinner. Have to be somewhere nearby by 6:30.