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devine5829 Jan 20, 2012 11:26 AM

I am a foodie; in the restaurant biz. Im coming to NY with my mother & two teen daughters in May. Im looking for a good restaurant that wont break the bank but has good food with a neighborhood feel. Yes, Italian suggestions are good because all kids love Italian. I could go crazy for the fancier places but the kids and my mom would not like that.

Help please....

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    small h RE: devine5829 Jan 20, 2012 11:32 AM

    Villa Mosconi.

    http://www.villamosconi.com/

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    Villa Mosconi
    69 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

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      peter j RE: devine5829 Jan 20, 2012 11:33 AM

      Po
      L'Artusi
      Lupa
      Peasant
      Osteria Morini

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      Lupa
      170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

      Po
      31 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014

      Peasant
      194 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

      L'Artusi
      228 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014

      Osteria Morini
      218 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

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        foodwhisperer RE: devine5829 Jan 20, 2012 11:01 PM

        Not sure exactly what "neighborhood feel" is but I would stick to downtown (below 14th St.) there are lots of neighborhoods there, Village, Soho, Little Italy, Tribeca.So walking around before or after would be good. Villa Mosconi is neighborhood old school and been there a long time in the Village, D'Andrea on 13th St is very good and won't break the bank,Rubirosa my kids like a lot, its in a neighborhood setting, has pizza and food and gluten free and a younger crowd than the first two, I would try not to eat in Little Italy , but if you do I guess the famous ones like Angelo's, or Luna or SPQR on Mulberry st. and go to ferrara's for dessert. In tribeca you have many reasonable places Cinque, Gigino, Ponte's, Roc, Accapella, Ecco, all would fit the bill, for more upscale in Tribeca would be Laconda Verde, Ristorante Aglio,,,, or just go to Lombardi's for pizza in Soho. Regardless of the negative reviews of Lombardi's ( and I have written one) it is still better than any pizza outside of NYC, so enjoy new york , and dont forget to get a sandwich at Katz's Deli it''s 100 years old and good

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        Da Andrea
        35 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011

        Villa Mosconi
        69 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

        Acappella
        1 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013

        Angelo of Mulberry Street
        146 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

        SPQR
        133 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10013

        F. Illi Ponte
        39 Desbrosses St, New York, NY 10013

        Gigino
        323 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013

        Ferrara
        195 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

        Lombardi's
        32 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

        Luna
        112 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

        Ecco
        124 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007

        Roc
        190 Duane Street, New York, NY 10013

        Trattoria Cinque
        363 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013

        Locanda Verde
        377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

        Rubirosa
        235 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

        Ristorante Aglio
        277 Church St, New York, NY 10013

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