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Where's your fav Italian in the east and west village or downtown on the moderate side $36/ person

nahama Oct 25, 2013 07:55 AM

Looking for delicious italian with good vegetarian options. $36 a person for appetizer and entre.

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    Hey19 Oct 28, 2013 08:46 AM

    Lil Frankies?
    Frankies 17?

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      Blumie Oct 26, 2013 06:31 PM


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        RCC Oct 26, 2013 03:39 PM

        Barbone on Avenue B in EVill.


        1. Ziggy41 Oct 26, 2013 02:54 PM

          Da Andrea - Share the Tigelle, a veggie tower, 2 Pappardelle with Sausage, and call it a day.

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            foodwhisperer Oct 25, 2013 07:34 PM

            Bar Pitti- WV

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            1. re: foodwhisperer
              financialdistrictresident Oct 28, 2013 06:16 AM

              Second Lavagna.


              A little dark and lively (especially on weekends) if that matters to you.

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              alepenazzi Oct 25, 2013 09:59 AM

              Lupa, da Marcella or Bianca..

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                nahama Oct 25, 2013 09:22 AM

                Thank you for your suggestions- will check these all out!
                Has anyone been to Rosemary's or Porsena?

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                  six dower Oct 25, 2013 09:28 AM

                  Rosemary's is great. Il Sodi is also good however is not mentioned on this board.

                2. zeeEats Oct 25, 2013 08:58 AM

                  In your specified price range (before drinks, tax, tip): Bianca, Rafele, Paprika, Supper, Malatesta.

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                    Ttrockwood Oct 25, 2013 04:32 PM

                    +1 for supper, also many veg options, the kale panzanella was great

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                    RussianGirl Oct 25, 2013 08:17 AM

                    I like the Dell'anima/L'Artusi/L'Apicio restaurants. And there's always Babbo.

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                      zeeEats Oct 25, 2013 09:00 AM

                      I also love the Epicurean restaurants, however it's unlikely that you can walk out for under $70 for two. Unless you order the cheapest dishes and do not drink.

                      Babbo is also a little over the specified budget... Otto and Lupa may be appropriate, though.

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                        Ziggy41 Oct 26, 2013 02:50 PM

                        Babbo will cost $36 just in phone calls ;)

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                          RussianGirl Oct 28, 2013 07:38 AM

                          This is true. I spend 25 minutes trying to get through to them the other day. That must be a least $36 of my time! The OP said appetizer and entree for $36, so i assumed that didn't include drinks, tax, tip, etc. May have been too literal of a reading...

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                        Tommy D. Oct 25, 2013 08:15 AM


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                          zeeEats Oct 25, 2013 08:56 AM

                          Not sure it's possible to get out of Perla for $36pp. Starters run in the $12-20 range while entrees can clock out above $30. I guess you can do a $12 starter and $24 pasta, but what's the fun of limiting yourself?

                          That said, I was there this week and loved the crispy testa, octopus, beef cheek agnolotti and duck.

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                            peter j Oct 25, 2013 10:36 AM

                            Second Perla.

                          2. Motosport Oct 25, 2013 07:57 AM

                            In the Murray Hill area we like:
                            I Trulli
                            Da Ciro

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