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seesee Apr 9, 2010 02:37 PM

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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    BLover33 RE: seesee Apr 9, 2010 02:43 PM

    Apizz would be a good option.

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    Apizz
    217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002

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      boccalupo RE: seesee Apr 9, 2010 02:57 PM

      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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        BLover33 RE: boccalupo Apr 9, 2010 03:44 PM

        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

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          kathryn RE: boccalupo Apr 9, 2010 06:53 PM

          Seconded. Their wood burning oven is gorgeous!

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            a213b RE: kathryn Apr 10, 2010 12:04 AM

            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.

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              allieb2031 RE: a213b Apr 11, 2010 09:05 AM

              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

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          rrems RE: seesee Apr 9, 2010 07:02 PM

          Pepolino.

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          Pepolino
          281 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013

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            steakrules85 RE: seesee Apr 9, 2010 07:16 PM

            Crispo.

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

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              rrems RE: steakrules85 Apr 9, 2010 07:29 PM

              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

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                linguafood RE: rrems Apr 10, 2010 09:18 AM

                dito. great food, but not romantic.

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              Upperwestsider RE: seesee Apr 10, 2010 04:13 AM

              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

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                City Kid RE: seesee Apr 11, 2010 05:58 AM

                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

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