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Rustic Italian

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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    City Kid 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.

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

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      Upperwestsider 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.

      1486 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10021

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        steakrules85 Apr 9, 2010 07:16 PM


        240 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

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          rrems Apr 9, 2010 07:29 PM

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

          240 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

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            linguafood Apr 10, 2010 09:18 AM

            dito. great food, but not romantic.

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          rrems Apr 9, 2010 07:02 PM


          281 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013

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            boccalupo Apr 9, 2010 02:57 PM

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

            217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002

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              BLover33 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

              217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002

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                kathryn Apr 9, 2010 06:53 PM

                Seconded. Their wood burning oven is gorgeous!

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                  a213b 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 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!


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                BLover33 Apr 9, 2010 02:43 PM

                Apizz would be a good option.

                217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002

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