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Feb 7, 2012 11:10 AM

Please help me find a great italian, greek or mediteranean rest. around tribeca

Hi everyone, I am new to this site. I am from Tucson and will be coming to NYC for 1 night only on February 24 and then off to NJ for the rest of my trip. My boyfriend and I, who are both community college teachers, would love to find a healthy , cozy, italian, greek or mediterranean restaurant around lower manhatten. I love vegetables and eat fish only as far as meat, he eats everything. We cannot spend $200.00 for dinner! Any suggestions?

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  1. Max in Tribeca is a good, affordable option. They have some vegetarian and seafood options as well as meat and a cozy atmosphere.

    181 Duane St, New York, NY 10013

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    1. re: ukitali

      Thank you so much! I will ckeck out their menu. Do you also know of a great, healthy bakery where I can get vegan desserts , whole grain breads and espresso coffee?

    2. Ristorante Aglio is exceptional, it is a new place, so very little press. The chef cooked for years in a 2 star Michelin restaurant in Tuscany. The fish there is excellent , and the Pasta batarga is also excellent/ Greenwich Grill I like a lot, its cozy and different. Acapella is "old school" italian, with waiters in Tuxedoes, better for older crowd but good food. Some people here on CH love Locanda Verde, I personally didn't like the service or the food. They say also say "family style" but give small portions. Cinque is a nice place and has good food. Tre Sorelles is small and really cheap has great pizza and good spaghetti and meatballs, but I don't recommend it as a "special" place. Another poster recommended Max. Max is very reasonable but I have been there 3 times and had very bad food. Even my escarole was horrible , how can you mess up escarole?

      181 Duane St, New York, NY 10013

      1 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013

      Greenwich Grill
      428 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013

      Trattoria Cinque
      363 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013

      Locanda Verde
      377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

      Tre Sorelle
      61 Reade St, New York, NY 10007

      Ristorante Aglio
      277 Church St, New York, NY 10013