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Want to take my wife and two twenty plus year old kids out. Thisplace good for reasonably priced Italian in West Village area?

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  1. How much are you willing to spend per person, for food only? When is this dinner? Are you willing to wait for a table?

    1. without knowing the details, the first place that springs to mind is Malatesta

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      Malatesta
      649 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

      1. Monday. About $50 per person. No liquor

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        1. re: mickel

          Lupa or Po.

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          Lupa
          170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

          Po
          31 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014

        2. How does malatesta compare to lips or pow. Need to know for monday

            1. re: mickel

              Lupa is miles better than Malatesta which is just OK pasta at a decent price point

              1. re: dyrewolf

                What is the word on Malatesta
                Is it a worthwhile dining experience? Need to know. Don't want to be disappointed. Reservations Monday with Two twenty something son and daughter and wife

                1. re: dyrewolf

                  Desperate for Malayesta info. Chowhounds please help!

                  1. re: mickel

                    mickel...Malatesta's biggest draws are that it's charming, rustic, near the Hudson river (so nice for walks when the weather is nice), and the prices are extremely reasonable...the food is good/decent, but not-mindblowing...the spaghetti ala chitarra, the rigatoni special, and the lamb chops are some of the best choices imo...some chowhounds expecting more fireworks foodwise have been disappointed...

                    Malatesta is, imo, a fine place for a very casual date...and good for groups who want a local Italian favorite on a budget...i've celebrated friends' birthdays there, and the combo of wine, comforting pasta, and charm has made for more fun evenings than we likely would have had at some other Italian places that cost twice as much...but foodwise, i'll happily admit that it's good but not great...

                    I'm surprised to hear you have a reservation: i haven't been there in about a year, but i always thought they do not take reservations...

                    If you do a search here for Malatesta posts, you will get dozens of other opinions...

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                    Malatesta
                    649 Washington St, New York, NY 10014