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Jan 30, 2012 06:08 PM

Italian Food for Valentines Day

I am 24 and looking for a nice romantic italian restaurant hopefully 200 and under maximum 250 with hopefully a nice view of manhattan. The view isnt necessary but preferred and good food is necessary. We arent big seafood fans but love good traditional italian food. Does anyone have any suggestions? Almost anywhere in manhattan works!

Good Wine Very Important Too! BYOB is always a plus!

Thank you so much for your help! I really want to surprise my girlfriend!

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  1. On Valentine's Day??
    I will give you a little advice. If you want to impress your girlfriend, don't go to a restaurant on Valentine's Day. Go the day before or the day after. Any place that is normally good will not be at it's best on V-Day.
    And is that $200-250 per person or for the both of you?
    Also, the best views of Manhattan are from places outside of Manhattan.

    That said, the city is full of lovely Italian places. If you search this board you will find tons of recs.

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      1. re: iluvcookies

        +1. I am going to a very nice place the Saturday before. Cooking something nice on the 14th (I am able so it will be lobster risotto... but it could be heart shaped ravioli from Fairway if you can't cook).... So much nice than being out on that night

      2. Crispo has several tables available still. They usually offer their regular menu on Valentine's Day, which I always really enjoy. Request a table in the back garden. It's covered and heated in winter, and often has the fireplace roaring.

        I wholeheartedly disagree with iluvcookies. Valentine's Day is February 14th. If you go on the Saturday before or after, you'll just be out for dinner on a Saturday. Show your partner that you care enough to have given the day some thought by planning ahead.

        240 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

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        1. re: coasts

          Acapella is a good traditional italian restaurant, that is romantic, has good wine, and good Tribeca. ponte's is another in Tribeca. These are not trendy places , good ,"old school" with atmosphere. Ponte's has a view of the Hudson and Hoboken. Del Posto, has been booked since October for Valentine's Day. I'm sure Locanda Verde is booked. D'Andrea I like a lot on 13th street. Nice place but not as "fancy" looking as the other two, the food is very good. Aglio Ristorante has exceptional food, but I wouldnt call it traditional Italian it is Tuscan style. Gigino by Battery Park has a terrific view of Statue of Liberty, the food is good.

          Del Posto
          85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

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

          1 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013

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

          Gigino at Wagner Park
          20 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004

          Locanda Verde
          377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

          Ristorante Aglio
          277 Church St, New York, NY 10013