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Opinions on Biricchino and Salumeria Biellese

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Considering a dinner reservation at Biricchino and take out from Salumeria Biellese for a lunch during a 3 day trip to NYC in December. Staying within a few blocks of each. Any/all suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, Tom

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Biricchino
260 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

Salumeria Biellese
376 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001

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  1. The only things I remember enjoying at Birichino was the stuff that came from Biellese, salumi and the grilled sausages. It has been a while since I was there maybe 4 or so years. It is kind of a dreary section of town, unless you need to remain close to where you are staying I think I'd venture out. There are plenty of suggestions for pasta, etc, on this board.

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    1. re: Alan Henderson

      No experience with Birrichino but I enjoy Biellese's italian combo just about once a week, even a small sandwich divided in half is a decent lunch portion. Good for a working lunch. If you want sit and enjoy, I'd say go to Co. pizza on 24th/9th or Txikito for tapas.

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      Txikito
      240 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001

      Co.
      230 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001

      1. re: avial

        Thanks, I had decided to order the Italian combo based on the web page's description. Appreciate you other recommendations and will check them out. Regards, Tom

      2. re: Alan Henderson

        Thanks so much. Staying at 28th St. & 6th Ave. I usually stay further up near 51st. St & 3rd Ave. Kinda' honed in on Biricchino due to locale. Really want a decent serving of pasta with a classic sauce. Also, their antipasto plate and their reputation for their supplier/parent company really caught my attention. Living in NC, we get over sauced and over cooked pasta. Any recommendations for a mom and pop classic "gravy" place would be welcome. Thanks, Tom

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        Biricchino
        260 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001