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flowergirl Apr 3, 2010 12:57 PM

Having one dinner in Little Italy and looking for a semi-casual New York type Italian. Would love your recs.

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    LarryP Apr 6, 2010 06:03 PM

    Dont go to Po Pazzo for the Sunday buffet, worse than Hometown buffet, cold food, stale bread,very expensive

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      sdnativa Apr 5, 2010 12:00 PM

      I am not sure what New York style italian is but we had an excellent dinner at Bencotto a couple of weeks ago.


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        mjsp1 Apr 4, 2010 12:06 PM

        I would stear clear of any bussalacci restaurant - and po pazzo is one of them.
        Bencotto is getting good reviews or you can never go wrong with Bon Appetitto.

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          mmjgam Apr 4, 2010 06:25 PM

          I second that!

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            palmtree38 Apr 5, 2010 05:32 AM

            Why stay clear of Bussalacci restaurants? not good quality? over priced?

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          mcgrath Apr 3, 2010 02:26 PM

          Po Pazzo is probably what you're looking for, but keep in mind, this is India St. in San Diego, not Mulberry St. in NYC.

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            stevewag23 Apr 5, 2010 01:48 PM

            Po Pazzo has a great bar for cocktails. Music some nights as well.

            The food is not great, and overpriced (the place seems a little like a relic of the 2005 striped shirts, spiky hair, mortgage broker era), but if you stick to the apps and a cocktail you can do pretty good.

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