Yes another NYC Restraunt rec

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by jgold47, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. jgold47

    jgold47 Senior member

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    Taking wife for the first time. Flying in Friday night, so need something low key. Staying midtown east. She wants Italian. Don't mind a short cab but nothing crazy.

    Please no 5 star celebrity places Local and out of the way.
     


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    Naples 45, Il Gatopardo, Casa Lever, Teodora, 57 Napoli Pizza, Montebello, San Pietro.

    those all come to mind as solid and with a wide range of prices.
     


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    Il Gatopardo it was. Very good, very pricey. I enjoyed the sprezzatura display of the hosts and table of friends more than the food.

    Saturday was northern spy in the east village. Heavy heavy recommendation.

    Dim sum Sunday !
     


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    Northern spy is a nice neighborhood joint but not a destination place. I prefer Il buco alimentari these days for when I go downtown.
     


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    yeah, I'm a little meh on Il Gatopardo. Solid, reliable, but nowheres near Maialino or Locanda Verde or even il Buco.
     


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    I'm not that big a fan of Locanda Verde to make the hassle worth it. Last time I went it was busy and had to wait even when we had reservations. I prefer The Leopard, Il Gatopardo's sister restaurant, closer to my hood. The murals are gorgeous.
     


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