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May 31, 2011 11:50 AM

In search of the best chicken parm

My dad's favorite food of all time is chicken parmesean--so I am trying to find the best place in NYC to take him for Father's Day. Anywhere in Manhattan...

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  1. Torrisi's Italian Specialties. Only available at lunch. No reservations, so arrive as they open, order at the counter, and grab a table immediately.

    Torrisi Italian Specialties
    250 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

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    1. re: mahler5

      Second vote for TIS, but keep in mind it's a Chicken Parm Sandwich, not a plated dish. Might not be what you're looking for.

      1. re: mahler5

        i'll be the naysayer here and vote against TIS. i love their turkey sandwich, but the chicken parm is tasteless. had it once only, but wouldn't go back for it. could have been an off day...

        unfortunately, i can't offer a better suggestion, but i'm interested to hear others. my sister-in-law also loves this dish and will be visiting soon.

        1. re: mahler5

          John's on East 12th Street, NYC.

          John's of 12th Street
          302 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

        2. Pietro's, in the east 40s, has an outstanding chicken Parma.

          1. Two suggestions; The Palm (steakhouse) and Tony Di Napoli's. They're both great. Il Mulino, while very expensive for chicken parm, is also solid.

            Il Mulino
            86 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012

            1. Accademia di Vino (I've been to the one on the west side, they also have an east side location), and Rubirosa both have excellent chicken parm.

              Trattoria di Vino
              2427 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

              235 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

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              1. re: rrems

                Second rubirosa. Also piccolo angolo's was pretty good from what I remember (but it's been a while).

                Piccolo Angolo
                621 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

              2. Bello on 9th avenue and 56th street has really good classic chicken parmesian my husband and I go there all the time just for their chicken parmesian Il Vagabondo also has a great chicken parmesian on the upper eastside and as a bonus has bocci

                863 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019