Not an odd request. My friends all like smaller portions as well. We go frequently to Spigolo-inventive Italian on 82 and 2nd Ave for the simple reason you get small portions of great food!! It's a tiny place so reservations recommended for dining room consisting of about 11 tables. Outdoor cafe and bar inside is first come first served. Menu changes often so you get to experience many different dishes throughout the year and not get bored.
1561 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028