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Trattoria Trecolori - lunch prior to a Saturday matinee at Lunt Fontanne?

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I see positive mentions of this place and the menu sounds like just what we'd want (probably all from the antipasti menu) and the prices also. Our NYC trips are infrequent and, while every meal doesn't have to be stellar, I do kinda like to go in knowing that the odds are good that we'll be pleased. Any comments would be appreciated or any other recs. Probably not Asian as we'll be spending a day in Flushing. TIA.

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  1. I've gone to Trattoria Trecolori, the food is solid and the service is good. Excellent choice for pre-theater. IMO.

    1. Its as touristy and American red sauce/cream Italian as it gets. Try Mercato or Don Antonio

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      1. re: Ziggy41

        What Ziggy said.

        1. re: Ziggy41

          Those both sound better. Thanks a lot.

          1. re: c oliver

            I went to TT pre theater in Nov and the food, service and cocktails were incredibly disappointing. The Caesar salad was an embarrassment. My second time dining there with a 3 year span btwn visits. Day and night experience. Don't waste your time.

        2. I resolved to never go there again after my first try when the waiter handwrote in the tip on my check before giving it to me (we were only two people). I agree w Ziggy it's a touristy Times Square sort of place.

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          1. re: pravit

            God in heaven! I'm sooooo glad I asked :) How do places like this stay in business. Yeah, I know it's Time Square but still.

            1. re: c oliver

              "... I know it's Time Square but still."

              Have you been to that neighborhood this week, c? I mean, it's seriously beyond the normal dreadful, which is saying a lot.

              (And the Square's/Bowl's surveillance back office is parked outside my window: both sides of 42nd btw Second and First allocated to dozens of BladeRunner vehicles doing who-knows-what. I don't like it.)

              1. re: Phil Ogelos

                No, and I'm VERY glad we don't arrive til Weds. PM. Let the normal madness resume :)

                1. re: c oliver

                  I canceled two dinner dates until the streets are back to normal.

                  I'm not sure why TT still packs them in but if it ever was a great place pre-theater it def. isn't anymore.

                  When we saw Motown we went to SaraBeth's on the west side for brunch and then headed to the theater.

                  1. re: HillJ

                    Did I mention that we're seeing Motown also? We're not really brunch people but I should check that out anyway. Thanks.

                    1. re: c oliver

                      No you mentioned the theater by name so I put two and two together. Sarabeth's has a few locations and diff hours of operation depending on the location but Hill & I are brunch people so we tend to hit spots like that when we catch an afternoon performance.