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Mar 14, 2011 03:14 PM

Italian in the village on 3/25 for four

I am stuck with the task of making the reservation, and of course, my favorites are booked --- L'artusi and Centro Vinoteca. I have a reservation at In Vino, that is a local standby for us, but would love some new ideas. Need something comfortable and not too noisy where we can linger, even on a Friday with a 7:30 or 8 pm table. I like Malatesta but that is not for this group. Not quite the same area but I am thinking maybe Peasant instead, they were not booked up yet. Ideas? But must take reservations, I won't do dinner on a Friday without, what can I say?
By the way, I have been traveling a lot and not out and about in NYC, but did Sora Lella in Tribeca close? If so, that's a shame. Nice place, great food. Put Giorgione to shame, IMO.

649 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

Centro Vinoteca
74 7th Avenue South, New York, NY 10014

In Vino
215 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10009

Sora Lella
300 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013

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  1. Po.

    31 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014

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    1. If they're carnivores, Trattoria Toscana on Carmine. Much less pretense than the places you mention, but the food is good.

      Trattoria Toscana
      64 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

      1. i like peasant - i think it has gotten better recently too. they have some great apps and a good atmosphere. i took my parents there the last time they gave me a few hours notice. po is great too - but can be hard to get a reservation. and i'll add il buco? in noho?

        194 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012