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May 11, 2013 01:00 PM

Italian Choice!

Having tough time picking our Italian restaurant for our first night in NYC..We are going to be at 30 Rockefeller Center and then over to our hotel in Mid-Town East to freshen up..I have looked at the choices around our hotel and nothing is standing out! Want something that our 19 and 20 year old daughters will enjoy too..So looks like the best choices may require a bit of a subway ride, which I am hoping is not too big of a deal..The choices I am looking at are Perla, L'Artussi, Dell Anima, Maialino..Want great pasta and nice vibe for 1st night..Any thoughts on these? Or is there something else closer we should consider? Thank you!

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  1. l apicio downtown, or viceversa west 51 st

    1. I vote foe Maialino. Great vibe, great food, great service. Your daughters will love it but so will you.

      Not sure what you mean by "too big of a deal" when you mention subway ride. Dowload the Hop Stop app and you will be fine! :)

      1. Love Maialino. You can take a bus down Lex or a 6 train. Very easy.

        1. Thanks guys, I think Maialino is sounding like a great choice and easy enough to get to... I do have HOP STOP loaded so we should be good to go!