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Best Italian Restaurant in NYC

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  • djs7d Jun 19, 2011 06:43 PM
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I am only in NYC for 2 nights and one of the nights I want to eat italian. I would like the restaurant to have GREAT food & have a great atmosphere as well (Either fun or Romantic or both). The last time I was in NYC I went to Il Mulino and had a fabulous meal and the atmosphere was great as well. If I can't find any place that looks as good I will go again. Thank you!

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

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  1. Maialino

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    Maialino
    2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

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    1. re: gutsofsteel

      i like Maialino...i like Scarpetta even better (and a little more romantic)...both are fine yummy options...

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      Scarpetta
      355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

    2. While I cannot disagree with the above, for me Ciano is the top Italian right now.

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      Ciano
      45 E 22nd St, New York, NY 10010

      1. I suggest you hit Babbo's bar seating (first come first served) early when they open. Always great food there.

        You should go to one of Michael White's restaurants and order up a couple of pasta courses, as his is just simply irresistible. Try Osteria Morini, or if you want a classier environment, Marea in uptown then.

        Scarpetta is also a great choice.

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        Babbo
        110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

        Scarpetta
        355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

        Marea
        240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

        Osteria Morini
        218 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012