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something like Babbo

My father wants to take me to Babbo for my 35th birthday. They're "booked". Where do we go instead? Scarpetta? Locanda Verde? He's old school Italian suburban NJ guy. I'm progressive NYC pastry chef/ food lover. Where do we go to appeal to both of our tastes/senses?

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Babbo
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

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

Locanda Verde
377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

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  1. Check out this sorta related (but slightly more downscale) recent thread ... http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/774358

    1. Locanda Verde likely, Though they get very crowded and the spot can get loud.

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      Locanda Verde
      377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

      1. I Coppi on 9th btw 1st/A. Was there again Friday night after a few years. Amazing homemade pappardelle al sugo d'agnello! And ask to sit in the garden...like being in Italy

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        I Coppi
        432 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009

        1. Scarpetta -- it's far better than Babbo in every way...

          Locanda Verde is a fun option too...

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          Babbo
          110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

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

          Locanda Verde
          377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

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          1. re: Simon

            I'm with Simon, I prefer Scarpetta by far!

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

          2. How soon? Scarpetta and Locanda Verde are born excellent alternatives but also book up quickly.

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

            Locanda Verde
            377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013