Inexpensive authentic Italian for out of town guests
My cousin and her husband are visiting from TX and want to have Italian for dinner. I was thinking something like Max, Supper or Frank, but wanted to see if anyone else have better suggestions.
Criteria is pretty simple:
-Pasta Entrees under $20
-Location can be anywhere from Midtown to Financial District
-Good atmosphere a plus
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Thanks for all of the great suggestions. We ended up at Trattoria Trecolore in Times Square area. The choice was based on a theater district inquiry on this board a while back. I must say, I was really impressed, not only by the affordable prices, but with the actual meal. The atmosphere was nothing, but the service was great. We kept things simple: Caprese Salad and Ceasar Salad to start, Entrees were Spaghetti Bolognese, Chicken Parmesan and a special of the Spinach Pasta with Chicken and Mushrooms in a cream sauce. Everyone was so pleased and content....and not to mention, happy that it was only a few steps from their hotel. Would definitely recommend to people that have to meet friends & fam in this area for dinner.
Actually $20 max for pasta dishes will get you a fairly wide selection of Italian places. ".
Some places that come to mind right away would be Lavagna, Crispo, Lupa, Perbacco, In Vino, Barbone, Cacio e Pepe, Cacio e Vino, Gnocco and Via Emilia. I'd categorize these places as falling somewhere in the "moderate" price level.
Places like Max would actually be on the lower priced end of the scale, say $10 - $11 for a pasta dish.
170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012
186 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009
240 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011
234 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10009
545 E. 5th St., New York, NY 10009
47 E 21st St, New York, NY 10010
215 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10009
Cacio e Vino
80 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003
Cacio e Pepe
182 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003
337 E 10th St Frnt 1, New York, NY 10009