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Casual Italian around midtown

Nunzio Sep 7, 2013 08:11 AM

Looking for a casual Italian restaurant in midtown for an early Saturday dinner.

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    barberinibee Sep 7, 2013 01:03 PM

    How casual? How early? Might help if you were more specific about which area of midtown is ideal for you.

    1. ipsedixit Sep 7, 2013 04:48 PM

      Mercato

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      1. re: ipsedixit
        Ziggy41 Sep 8, 2013 07:36 AM

        I've been to Mercato 3 times in the lat month. So ye, +1.

        Also like Il Melograno but haven't been in a while

        1. re: Ziggy41
          ipsedixit Sep 8, 2013 12:09 PM

          Have you been to Pizza Notte? I walk by it sometimes and have heard that they have a pretty good prix-fixe bargain lunch, but dunno what the rest of their menu is like.

          1. re: ipsedixit
            Ziggy41 Sep 9, 2013 05:54 AM

            Nope, never been. You try it first ;)

            1. re: ipsedixit
              coasts Sep 10, 2013 04:43 AM

              If you mean Pazza Notte on 56th and 6th, it's not worth your time.

              1. re: coasts
                ipsedixit Sep 10, 2013 06:01 AM

                Oh, ok. Good to know. Thanks.

        2. ttoommyy Sep 10, 2013 03:55 AM

          Mercato, as others have said. Stella 34 on the sixth floor of Macy's. Seriously. Have the farrotto if it's on the menu. Delicious.

          1. Spiritchaser Sep 10, 2013 04:33 AM

            I have not in quite a while but Trattoria Trecolori use to be well liked on this board; not a destination by any means but the food was always solid.

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