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Where to eat if Osteria Morini is packed?

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We were going to go to Torrisi until I saw that they are closed for a private event. I've wanted to try Osteria Morini but it was already too late to get a reservation. We are going to try to head there at prime time (because we have no other choice) so if the wait is horrendous, where else should we try?

I'd normally just go to Cafe Habana or Cafe Gitane but I'd like to try something new.

Any suggestions? We don't mind waiting, but I also don't want to be sitting down to eat at 10 PM.

Thanks!

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Cafe Habana
229 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012

Cafe Gitane
242 Mott St, New York, NY 10012

Osteria Morini
218 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

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  1. Peasant, Caffe Falai, and Rubirosa are nearby if you want Italian. Balaboosta is fairly new. Also you're not too far from the restaurants near Bowery & Houston like Pulino's, Peels, Hecho en Dumbo, Five Points.

    Good luck!

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    Five Points
    31 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

    Caffe Falai
    265 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

    Peasant
    194 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

    Pulino's
    282 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

    Balaboosta
    214 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

    Hecho en Dumbo
    354 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

    Peels
    325 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

    Rubirosa
    235 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

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    1. re: kathryn

      bar pitti. tell giovanni ciao for me

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      Bar Pitti
      268 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014

    2. Lucky you ... that Osteria Morini was packed. It didn't appeal to us.
      Try Peasant.

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      Osteria Morini
      218 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

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      1. re: RCC

        If it's a Friday night, go next door to Ed's Lobster Bar and get the lobster over linguine special.

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        Ed's Lobster Bar
        222 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012