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Need a good Italian place in the village to call back to a time gone by

So we are trying to dial back the outrageous Christmas meals and reconnect with something simpler we did for several years many years ago. Unfortunately the place we went to is long gone so we are trying to find something like it.

Can anyone recommend a good, simple, little Italian place in the village? We aren't looking for the Perlas or the Minetta Taverns but some place that just feels like it would be nice to be sitting in having dinner on a cold December night after walking around doing some looking/shopping.

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    1. re: carolinadawg

      yeah...nothing says 'simpler times' quite like a $54 veal parmigiana.

      1. re: carolinadawg

        Are you being sarcastic or perhaps meant another Carbone (I think there is one in Hell's Kitchen)? Though not as bad as ZZ's Clam bar, Carbone is one of the hardest restaurants to get a table, is very expensive for what it is and a total scene. Complete opposite of what OP wants.

        http://carbonenewyork.com/menus/Carbo...

          1. re: AubWah

            I'm 100% certain they were joking. They'll recommend Del Posto next.

          1. Trattoria Spaghetto on Carmine St.

              1. re: small h

                without a doubt Villa Mosconi relates to times gone by, with old fashioned service and old school style food.