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Rustic Italian

Need help finding a good rustic italian restaurant for my anniversary dinner.
Neighborhood is not important but authentic and somewhat romantic is.
Thanks in advance.

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  1. Apizz would be a good option.

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    Apizz
    217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002

    1. Peasant might work as well (owner of Apizz is also a partner at Peasant if I recall)

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      Apizz
      217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002

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      1. re: boccalupo

        that was the other place I was trying to think of the name. either are good choices although prefer the food at Apizz

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        Apizz
        217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002

        1. re: boccalupo

          Seconded. Their wood burning oven is gorgeous!

          1. re: kathryn

            And I'll 3rd Apizz. Love the ambiance there.

            Also, just had dinner at L'Artusi tonight (little sister to dell'anima) and it was fantastic ... far and away better than our meal at Crispo earlier this week.

            1. re: a213b

              and I'll 4th it. Went there for a date and we were so utterly amazed with the food and service. So cozy, too! Don't let the neighborhood turn you back!

              www.earthlyepicurean.blogspot.com

        2. Pepolino.

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          Pepolino
          281 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013

          1. Crispo.

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            Crispo
            240 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

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            1. re: steakrules85

              I would second Crispo for the food but it is not exactly romantic, more lively and boisterous.

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              Crispo
              240 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

              1. re: rrems

                dito. great food, but not romantic.

            2. Second (or third) the choices so far, but check out Uva (www.uvawinebarnewyork.com) @ 77th and 2nd. Web site has plenty of photos; see if it fits your bill. Good food, v extensive winelist.

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              Uva
              1486 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10021

              1. Love, love, love Il Buco on Bond Street, which I just suggested for a pre- or post-proposal query.

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                Il Buco
                47 Bond St., New York, NY 10012