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bakerboyz May 5, 2011 03:42 PM

Visiting our son next weekend, he lives on St. Mark's in the East Village. Looking for Excellent, reasonably priced, Italian in either East or West Village. We have been 3 times to Crispo and really enjoyed it. Love fresh, homemade pastas and great pizza. Any recs?

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Crispo
240 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

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    kathryn RE: bakerboyz May 5, 2011 03:48 PM

    What is reasonably priced to you? It's more helpful to give a dollar amount for food per person, before taxes, tip, and wine/drinks. $40 per person? More? Less?

    Do you want fresh pasta more or great pizza? The East and West Village are home to two of the best pizzerias in town but there's no pasta on the menu. Motorino & Keste.

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    Keste Pizza & Vino
    271 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

    Motorino
    349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

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      bakerboyz RE: kathryn May 6, 2011 11:02 AM

      Kathryn, what do you think of the suggestions here? Da Andrea, Il Bagatto or Supper? I also saw that you recommended Otto in the past? Thanks for your input as well as everyone else.

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      Da Andrea
      35 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011

      Il Bagatto
      192 E 2nd St, New York, NY 10009

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        kathryn RE: bakerboyz May 6, 2011 12:20 PM

        I love Otto but it's more of an everyday place, and they only have 2 fresh pastas. The rest are dried. I haven't been to the restaurants you mentioned.

        Peasant, while being a bit more expensive than $20 for an entree, might be right up your alley. Pretty room, cozy space, good pizza and pastas as well as starters and desserts.

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        Otto
        1 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

        Peasant
        194 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

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      bakerboyz RE: bakerboyz May 5, 2011 04:10 PM

      Reasonably priced would be around $20 per entree, $10 for small plates. We don't drink much so wine prices aren't as important. Fresh pasta over pizza. I hope that helps.

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        sam1 RE: bakerboyz May 5, 2011 04:55 PM

        i feel like a broken record but da andrea on 13th off 5th ave is perfect for your needs. amazing homemade pastas, great service, lively, and convivial. prices are EXCELLENT considering the quality of food. $10-12 pastas, $14-18 entrees.

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        Da Andrea
        35 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011

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          RCC RE: sam1 May 6, 2011 01:23 PM

          I liked Da Andrea but have not been to Da Andrea since they moved. This looks like an enabler for me and we'll plan on going tonight.

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          Da Andrea
          35 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011

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            bakerboyz RE: RCC May 6, 2011 01:38 PM

            Please let me know how you like it.

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              RCC RE: bakerboyz May 9, 2011 12:06 PM

              Sure. I'll post a quick report in the board.

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          rrems RE: bakerboyz May 6, 2011 08:26 PM

          I also strongly recommend Da Andrea. I would also add Rubirosa, not far from where you will be. The pizzas are wonderful, and they have great pasta dishes as well. There are also a few main course meat/'fish selections. Portions are quite large so be careful not to order too much.
          On our most recent visit, my partner and I ordered the artichoke and octopus appetizers and a small pizza with sausage and soppresata. We could barely eat it all and only managed to finish it because the pizza was so irresistible.

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          Rubirosa
          235 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

        3. EV_Eats RE: bakerboyz May 6, 2011 10:19 AM

          I've always enjoyed Il Bagatto & Supper, both close to St. Marks
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          Il Bagatto
          192 E 2nd St, New York, NY 10009

          Supper
          156 E 2nd St, New York, NY 10009

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            RCC RE: EV_Eats May 6, 2011 01:08 PM

            +1 on Supper.

          2. sgordon RE: bakerboyz May 6, 2011 11:47 AM

            Frankies 17 Spuntino, on the LES, short walk. Great, rustic food, reasonably priced, well within your price range.

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            Frankies 17 Spuntino
            17 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

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              Blumie RE: sgordon May 10, 2011 06:23 AM

              I'm a huge fan of Frankies. We tried Lavagna, on E, 5th St., for the first time recently and really enjoyed it. Higher prices than Frankie's, but still quite reasonable.

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              Lavagna
              545 E. 5th St., New York, NY 10009

            2. kelea RE: bakerboyz May 9, 2011 01:51 PM

              I love Spina on 11th and B. All their pastas are freshly made in house

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              Spina
              175 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

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                EV_Eats RE: kelea May 11, 2011 11:58 AM

                Haven't been to Spina yet, I've heard really good things though...

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                Spina
                175 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

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                jbone RE: bakerboyz May 10, 2011 04:54 AM

                I agree with Supper and/or Frank for that matter- I know ppl like Il Bagatto but I find there service to be not worth the food-
                There is also Max on B.

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                Max
                51 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

                Il Bagatto
                192 E 2nd St, New York, NY 10009

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                  susan robin RE: bakerboyz May 11, 2011 12:43 PM

                  In Vino is small and gets noisy but has wonderful food ---- East Village.

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

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                    EV_Eats RE: susan robin May 12, 2011 12:11 AM

                    Both the Wine selection & the lasagne at In Vino are awesome, but I agree on the noise...

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

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                    lnedrive14 RE: bakerboyz May 11, 2011 04:09 PM

                    Agree with the Supper recs, and emphatically agree with the Rubirosa rec (the black and white tagliatelle was fantastic). Not sure if this fits in price point, but I have always been a fan of Piccolo Angolo, though admit I haven't been in a couple years (recommend the Cannelloni Bolognese Stuffed with Spinach & Chopped Beef & Veal with a Meat Sauce - one of my favorite pasta dishes in NYC).

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                    Piccolo Angolo
                    621 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

                    Rubirosa
                    235 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

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