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Romantic Italian for the young in NYC

gomestar

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Barbuto, Alto, Marea, Babbo, Locanda Verde
 

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why not one of the batali restaurants like otto or babbo
 

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Originally Posted by texas_jack
when I was your age I was taking chicks to eat pizza or subs. I wish I had that kind of cash.

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Go to Lupa in the village, its one of Batalis restaurants and its pretty well priced. They have a late night roman menu (1030-close Sun-Thurs) that is like 3 courses and a glass of wine for like 25 bucks which is an awesome deal.
 

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Basta pasta serves good food and it has an open kitchen. people say the food is japanese/italian fusion, but i find it more italian than japanese. affordable price too.

You can also try scarpetta, a less formal setting compared to babbo/del posto/marea but fairly good food.

I don't like lupa because the tables are set too close to each other.
 

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Po, used to be a Batali restaurant, but got sold. It's on a tiny side street in the village, right off Bleecker. It is tiny itself - there's something to be said for uncomfortable cramped west village restaurants.

Too bad you want to leave Chelsea, because I love Tello's. It looks like its been there for 50 years, even though I am pretty sure its only a couple years old.

Da Andrea on 13th - some of the best Italian in the city, regardless of price. Homestyle cooking, try the tigelle and the papardelle with sweet sausage and truffle oil. I dream about the papardelle.
 

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I assume that for a second date you want something that is not too over the top and reasonably priced, would suggest the following:
- dell'anima (if you can get a table), a little more fun and loud and less romantic
- emporio, not that romantic but reasonably priced, good and they usually have room
- zampa - this place kind of flies under the radar but good wine and small plates, cozy
- bianca
- po - wont be the most interesting but probably the most romantic
- apizz/peasant - same people, both romantic, both solid food
 

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Originally Posted by PaoloM
She is from Rye, and I am Paul Stuart's youngest SA ever


What happened to Flusser?
 

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crispo is great. dim lighting and great food.

osteria morinin is a good new one, too.
 

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