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Sep 15, 2010 09:50 AM

Little italy NYC

I'm going to the san gennaro festival this weekend. Does anyone know of a good place to eat? I love Italianfood and pizza, but the last time i hung here the place i ate at was wxpensive and not so great-too touristy Dessert place as well?

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  1. I don't know if you wll find "fine" Italian dining in Little Italy especially while the festival is going on.
    Most of the restaurants have good food and service.
    I've never been disappointed at Il Cortile (Northern Italian), Da Nico or Puglia which has a great festive atmosphere and you eat family style.

    Da Nico
    164 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

    Il Cortile
    125 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

    189 Hester St, New York, NY 10013

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    1. Skip the rest of the festival and just go to Parisi Bakery...

      Parisi Bakery
      198 Mott St, New York, NY 10012

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        1. re: sassya

          If you like roasted red peppers, they have the best w/ tons of garlic. Good on any sandwich.

          1. re: michele cindy

            Parisi is fabulous...don't miss their prosciutto bread (also carried by Faicco)-- it is killer, maybe literally, but so good and so worth it!

      1. To heck with Little Italy...head to the village and go to Porchetta!

        110 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

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        1. re: bermudagourmetgoddess

          I'll second that...not much to write home about in Little Italy restaurant-wise, at least nothing really distinctive. You can pretty much bypass the festival street food my experience it's generally been pretty sub par.

        2. Nibble. Cheese and sopressata at Di Palo. Eat some street food:

          Do your real dining elsewhere. Dessert at Pasticceria Rocco or Il Labortorio del Gelato

          1. If you don't want a sausage and broccoli rabe sandwich from Lucy's- i think the stand is on Grand and Mulberry , head to Fiat Cafe on Mott Street. The food is great- the prices are reasonable.

            Fiat Cafe
            203 Mott St, New York, NY 10012