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Where can I get the best Veal Parmigiana?

hungryinmanhattan Aug 2, 2010 07:22 PM

Can anyone recommend a great tender cheesy Veal Parmigiana? Manhattan, please. Thanks!

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    Blumie RE: hungryinmanhattan Aug 3, 2010 06:57 AM

    Don't have enough experience to say it's "the best," but you could do far worse than Trattoria Trecolori. (I don't see it listed on their menu, but they list chcken parm and plenty of veal dishes; I'm pretty sure they've made it for me before.)

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    Trattoria Trecolori
    254 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

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      Brian W RE: Blumie Aug 6, 2010 08:56 PM

      Does anyone serve veal parmigiana the way it used to be served all over NY years ago? It always came fresh out of the oven in a baking dish with the sauce and cheese still bubbling. The waiter always had to say, "Be careful, it's hot." Now all I can find is a plated entree with vegetables on the side. Bad news!

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      valerie RE: hungryinmanhattan Aug 3, 2010 11:44 AM

      I have not been in a few years, but Pietro's on East 43rd always had good veal and chicken parmigiana.

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        princeofpork RE: valerie Aug 3, 2010 05:31 PM

        If you go to Pietros you must get the Rigatoni al la Nat. One of the best pasta dished in the city

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          small h RE: princeofpork Aug 3, 2010 05:58 PM

          I just walked by Pietros for the first time and looked at the menu. $9 for minestrone? Does the food there justify the prices? I was a little astonished.

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            princeofpork RE: small h Aug 3, 2010 06:30 PM

            Not worth it in my opinion. Except for the rigatoni

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              small h RE: princeofpork Aug 3, 2010 06:35 PM

              Noted. And thank you.

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            Delucacheesemonger RE: princeofpork Aug 6, 2010 06:38 AM

            Canneloni used to be awesome as well

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            comiendosiempre RE: valerie Aug 6, 2010 07:32 PM

            Another vote for Pietros. Just an excellent veal parmesan, certainly one of the best in the city. Plus their shrimp scampi is excellent. And, believe it or not, some of the best meatballs and spaghetti in Manhattan. The clientele has been going there for ages.

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            JC2 RE: hungryinmanhattan Aug 3, 2010 12:20 PM

            My husband (and my grown children) claims the best veal parm is at Italianissimo in the East 80's - off Second Ave..

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            Italianissimo
            307 E 84th St, New York, NY 10028

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              hungryinmanhattan RE: JC2 Aug 3, 2010 09:07 PM

              Thank you. I really appreciate the responses so much!

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