My dad loves little-Italy style red sauce Italian, hate fancy . . . I am the opposite
Where can I take my dad for a decent Italian dinner, I suggested and sent him menus from Babbo, Ai Fiori, Lincoln, Scarpetta, A Voce, etc. and he roundly rejected them all as too fancy (and maybe a bit too pricey, but I am paying, not he, so he can't whine about that).
Where can he get more "Americanized" Italian food that is comparable in quality to the above?
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I admittedly haven't been, but would Spasso fit the bill, too?
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I went to Porsena recently and had kind of a mixed experience, but it might be exactly what you're looking for. My main issue with Porsena is I couldn't tell if they were trying to be a fancy Italian place or a red-sauce joint, and they are somewhere in between.
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Piccolo Angelo, corner of Hudson and Jane. Just dont let him see the prices.
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