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Crispo... Apizz...dinner with my boyfriends parents in my city

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My boyfriend's parents are coming from out of town and I'm looking for great Italian--with at least a few simple entrees. Good atmosphere for talking. Cool New York but not too cool. Good bar to have a drink before dinner. Price is really not an issue.
Right now I'm deciding between Apizz and Crispo. Does anyone have any thoughts on either?
Or, have any other recommendations?? I've eliminated Scarpetta, Hearth and can't get a reservation at Mailaino. Thanks!

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Apizz
217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002

Crispo
240 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

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

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  1. I think Apizz is a good option, I've never tried crispo.

    Also consider Lavagna, the food is good and the scene seems to be exactly what you are looking for.

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    Apizz
    217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002

    Lavagna
    545 E. 5th St., New York, NY 10009

    1. Both are great. But, I would go to Crispo.

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      Crispo
      240 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011