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Early dinner near west 28th before show....any suggestions on Italian

doing a show and was looking for suggestions for Italian....price not that much of an issue....

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  1. How far west? What's the avenue you need to be near?

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    1. re: kathryn

      i aplogize...west 23rd between 7th and 8th ave

      1. re: anniversary

        "...west 23rd between 7th and 8th ave"

        Your headline says 28th. Not that it matters all that much...

        Zero Otto Nove suggested below is a good option.

        Zero Otto Nove photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

        Co. is on the corner of 24th & 9th.

        If you want to be able to make a reservation, I'd suggest either Ciano, on 22nd, b/t Park Av. S. & B'way, or Bottino, on 10th, b/t 24th & 25th.

        http://thewizardofroroz.wordpress.com

    2. Zero Otto Nove isnt super close (6th and 21st) but I had a good meal there recently and its not too far away either.

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      1. re: tex.s.toast

        i notice he does not take reservations?

        1. re: anniversary

          im fairly certain that ZON does, in fact, take reservations. i didnt make it but i distinctly remember having one the night we dined there.

          1. re: tex.s.toast

            ZON takes reservations.
            We had Bway tickets for an 8PM curtain, arrived at 6:15, were seated promptly, informed our server of our time consideration and ordered by 6:30. The meal was enjoyed by all and we were in a taxi at 7:35. Solid option for pizza/Italian pre-theaer.

      2. Le Zie
        I've never been but I think some hounds like Lasagna in Chelsea. (do a search on the board though, I could be wrong)

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        1. re: thegforceny

          I'd recommend their stuzzichini (a gargantuan selection of Venetian tapas). Their lasagna is delicious as is their cannelloni (not on the menu, but offered as a special frequently.) My only issue with the restaurant is that it can be noisy.

        2. Go early and sit at the bar at Manzo in Eataly.

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          1. re: ttoommyy

            Manzo does take reservations for their dining room. We had a delicious lunch there a few weeks ago when Michael Toscano was still there. (We saw him in his chef's whites.) Have you been there since he left for Perla?

            http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

            1. re: RGR

              We always eat at the bar at Manzo, plus the OP can get in and out quicker that way, that's why I suggested eating at the bar. My partner went the other day on a business lunch and found the food to be just as good as before.

              1. re: ttoommyy

                so Le Zie and manzo both sound great....the stuzzichini sounds great but wonder if we could get in and out as fast as manzo. I have been to babbo and otto and lupa so not sure if this would be same style?

                1. re: anniversary

                  ok...so we now have choice between Osteria Morini or LaArtusi or le Zie....which one would you suggest....we will make time to get to show

                  1. re: anniversary

                    L'artusi is the best of the three. Would have suggested it in first place but you gave a specific location to match and it (and Morini) are not near the theater.

                    1. re: thegforceny

                      the appitizer menu online seems a bit limited....is it dated or is that pretty accurate for Lartusi?