Visiting this week, looking for good solid Italian food not best or most expensive
Its been two years since I've been in NYC. Only going to be in Manhattan. Wanted a couple of decent recommendations for Italian food. In the past have been to Inoteca on Rivington, Po, Bar Piti, Peasant, Locanda Verde, Maialino, Scarpetta, Roberto(Bronx) Eataly, Torrisi, Babbo.
Not looking for anything as upscale as Babbo Scarpetta etc. on my radar are:
Would like to go to 2 for lunch maybe 2 for dinner. Anything to help make a decision or eliminate concerning the above would be very much appreciated. Thanks.
FYI, Apizz is closed Mondays and doesn't serve lunch.
L'artusi doesn't serve lunch either. Only Sunday brunch and dinner daily.
Da Andrea doesn't serve lunch.
Piccolo Angolo is closed Mondays and doesn't serve lunch.
Malatesta only serves lunch on weekends.
Il Baggato is closed Mondays and doesn't serve lunch.
Lavagna only serves weekend lunch.
Thanks for replies and info. Of those restaurants I've listed and of course I'm always open to other suggestions are any of therm a bit friendlier in terms of noise. Also, when arrive on Tuesday, will be looking to go out for pasta and a glass or two of wine. Any of the places I listed stand out over any others? Thanks
Da Andrea- for dinner, not noisy, great food
Frankie Spuntino - noisy , fun place, food is Ok
Malatesta- no credit cards, noisy, lots of pastas but nothing great.
Lavagna- small place, whole fish is a good dish there, pasta is ok
Morandi- Big place, kind of noisy, sardine pasta is my favorite
Pulino's- big , noisy, pizza is Ok, pasta is barely ok
Peppolno- quiet, excellent food, open for lunch and dinner
Locanda Verdi- could be loud, open for lunch and dinner, over priced, over hyped...
Crispo- big place, Good solid food. Nothing amazing but very consistent.
Bar Pitti: you've been there, but why not go back? they have good food.
Da Silvano: good food, pretty quiet
PO: you've been there too. I;ve had terrific meals here and some not so terrific. I've been there when it was quiet and when it was obnoxiously noisy. But I keep going back.
Acapella: quiet, good food
Basta Pasta: I like their pasta