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

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rincon1996 Mar 6, 2010 09:55 AM

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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    billyeats Mar 8, 2010 04:53 PM

    Highly recommend DaAndrea. Try the lamb shank.

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      markabauman Oct 19, 2010 01:05 PM

      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.

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      momosz Mar 8, 2010 12:46 PM

      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.

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        that_guy Mar 6, 2010 01:08 PM

        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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          boccalupo Mar 8, 2010 02:15 PM

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

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          steakrules85 Mar 6, 2010 10:42 AM

          How about the great Crispo?

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            rincon1996 Mar 6, 2010 10:53 AM

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

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              rrems Mar 6, 2010 11:02 AM

              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.

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                rincon1996 Mar 6, 2010 11:07 AM

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

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                  rrems Mar 6, 2010 01:06 PM

                  Yes, I have been there many times.

            2. coasts Mar 6, 2010 10:19 AM

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

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                rincon1996 Mar 6, 2010 10:53 AM

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

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                  kathryn Mar 6, 2010 12:14 PM

                  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.

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