Taking Students to Little Italy, Recommendations?
I'm taking a group of twenty college freshman on a field trip. They want to eat in Little Italy. Any recommendations for a place that could do something at $25-$35 a head?
vietnamese, Nha Trang Centre
or dim sum Red Egg
both better than LI
148 Centre St, New York, NY 10013
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tell them to wander Little Italy but then take them to eat somewhere better...maybe Cacio e Vino on 2nd Ave...
Cacio e Vino
80 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003
Why do they want to eat in Little Italy? Do they just really want good Italian food? Because it's not there...
I would take them to Angelo's on Mulberry Street. It's one of the last few, true Italian, restaurants in Little Italy. In my opinion, they are the best of old Mulberry Street and a do a fair representation of old school Mulberry Street. After that, I would take them to Little Cupcake Bakeshop up north on Prince and Mott. While not Italian ( although, I think the owners are), it's the best dessert experience in the nabe.
Angelo of Mulberry Street
146 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013
Little Cupcake Bakeshop
30 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
Well, the problem is that little italy has become a pretty bad tourist trap. In fact I'm not really sure why it still exists except as a strange little museum to what the neighborhood used to be like. It's almost completely subsumed by chinatown.
Most people who live/eat in NYC don't go there (anymore). Now... having said that, I went to a place called Lunella a number of years ago with a large group, and they were pretty accommodating with a family-style dinner.
N.B. I wasn't paying, and since it was easily 5 years ago I can't/won't try to comment on the food. Only that they seemed to do a good job with feeding 15-20 people. And it was in Little Italy.
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