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Three of Cups EV?

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A friend whose opinion I trust recommended this Italian place as a restaurant that locals appreciate. Is it delicious?

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Three of Cups
83 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

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  1. I discovered Three of cups a million years ago (truly a different life back then) and love it. The downstairs lounge was incredibly sexy. Upstairs, the pizza was great and a very nice setting. I have some incredible memories of the place (and probably some memories hidden away.)

    again, haven't been there in 10 years or so, so not sure if it holds up. But it did then...

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    1. re: UpperWestFam

      Thanks! I did a search on this board and didn't find anything, and just wondered - have a res at Scarpetta but maybe this place is better!

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      Scarpetta
      355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

      1. re: pizzajunkie

        Three of Cups is not remotely in the same league as Scarpetta. I've eaten there two or three times, although not in the past decade, but I doubt it's changed much. It's palatable, cheapish Italian food, the kind you can get in dozens of other East Village places like Bona Fides or Cucina di Pesce. It's not as good as 'inoteca or Frankie's. But if you feel like making out with your date during dinner, Three of Cups is a good place to do that, and Scarpetta is not.

        1. re: small h

          I really like three of cups and think it's much better than "palatable". That being said, it is definitely not in the same league as Scarpetta.

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          Scarpetta
          355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

          1. re: small h

            I couldn't agree more. There are many places in the East Village with better pizza, including Cacio e Vino and Gnocco, as well as places that actually call themselves pizzerias.

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            Gnocco
            337 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10009

            Cacio e Vino
            80 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

            1. re: Pan

              Ahhhhhhh. Gotcha. Many thanks for the advice! To little time, too many places that I want to eat!

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