Old-School Italian restaurant suggestions
I'm looking for a great old-school italian place in NYC.
I'd prefer something in little Italy, but understand that maybe there's something better outside of there.
It has to be the whole package, though. Professional waiters, nice decor, and of course, the best American Italian food.
Thanks for your help!
What immediately comes to mind is John's on 12th Street in the East Village. It's an old school red sauce type restaurant. I was there a few years ago and it seems to fit the bill. I remember the food being good, but nothing really sticks out in my mind as being off the charts.
But I can only imagine the food and service is better there than any place you'll find in Little Italy, which is no longer a food destination, I'm afraid.
Hope that helps.
Rossini's on E 38th bet Lex and Park sounds like it will be perfect for your request. Classic Italian restaurant decor, great service and fabulous food. Some nights they even have an opera singer!!!