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Where Do Italians Eat in NYC

While I agree Babbo is not the best I think of Del Posto as one of the best italian restaurants I've been to, outside of Italy.

Jun 04, 2014
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Where Do Italians Eat in NYC

Every italian would probably tell you his dream destination for food in Italy is the region he grew up in.
At least that's what I say... and I'm from Veneto... ;-)

Jun 04, 2014
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Monday Lunch - Meatpacking District

Del Posto

May 26, 2014
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Which are the great gourmet lunch deals in Manhattan now?

Del Posto, 39$, amouses, starter, mail course, dessert, petits fours..

May 20, 2014
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Non-Cronut Line at Dominique Ansel?

When you do try the DKA and the Lemon/Lime Tart...

May 08, 2014
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Need an Italian Restaurant somewhere near Grand Central

Felidia

May 07, 2014
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Desserts

If you are willing to dress up a little the Dessert Tasting menu at Picholine is a good option...

May 06, 2014
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NYC's best churrascaria?

I personally prefer Fogo de Chao..

May 06, 2014
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best spaghetti bolognese?

It most certainly has.. If you have any doubts you can check the recipe deposited at the Accademia Italiana della Cucina, an institution built to preserve the authenticity of traditional italian cuisine.

May 03, 2014
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best spaghetti bolognese?

A sauce made with minced pancetta (pork belly) and cartella di manzo (brisket) first sauteè/seared with a simple soffritto (carrots, celery, onion) and then gently cooked at least 2 hours with tomatoes. You add a little bit of milk at the end to take the acidity of the tomatoes out and it's done.
It's usually served over tagliatelle or pappardelle, not with spaghetti.

Nowadays it's quite common to use leaner cuts of meat but the original recipe calls for brisket and pork belly.

May 02, 2014
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Dining in Verona on a Sunday in May

I'd try Locanda i 4 Cuochi, I masenini or Antica Torretta..

Here are a few more suggestions I made on an other thread:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9665...

Apr 25, 2014
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Anyone been to Papatzul?

I never sat down and wrote a review but I've been quite a few times as I live two blocks away.
Personally it's a solid choice for mexican, less touristy than Dos Caminos and more authentic, good food and cocktails, and usually a nice crowd.

Apr 25, 2014
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Boozy Lunch this Friday

What about The Nomad or The Dutch?

Apr 24, 2014
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70th birthday

I would highly recommend Jungsik. Unusual combinations, great service, great food and definitely a special occasion place.

Apr 23, 2014
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Upscale Non-touristy Advice Needed

And it belongs to the owners of Sant'Ambroeus and Felice... It's really good, but pricey..
Great cocktails program!

Apr 14, 2014
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Best Italian in midtown east or upper east side?

Felidia!!

Apr 14, 2014
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piccolo angolo?

I've been to pagani a few weeks ago...
In my opinion is a notch below piccolo angolo. Food is just ok, not great, prices are on the higher side and when we went out we all said that considering all the good italian places in the neighborood we wouldn't go back.

Piccolo Angolo is 10 minutes walking from Pagani and da Marcella is 5 minutes away. Both better options in my opinion.

Apr 12, 2014
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piccolo angolo?

Piccolo Angolo!

Apr 09, 2014
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Weekday breakfast SOHO

Dominique Ansel Bakery, Ladurè or the new Home Sweet Home on west broadway.

Apr 09, 2014
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Planning French themed birthday, need help with the desserts!!!

+1 Francois Payard

Apr 08, 2014
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Best desserts in NYC

Del Posto's desserts are amazing.. They play with savory ingredients and sweet making some great dishes.

Mar 25, 2014
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List of restaurants in NYC--which should we try?

Ok... Did you see the menu lately though? They have 4 seafood and 4 meat entrees and only 3 out of 8 starter with seafood..

Mar 14, 2014
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List of restaurants in NYC--which should we try?

What about Annisa?

Mar 14, 2014
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EMERGENCY: Downtown Manhattan restaurant recommendation??

Jungsik...

Mar 10, 2014
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Birthday DInner; annisa vs. recette???

Annisa, fancier, more classy, in my opinion food is marginally better but the big difference is the room itself. At recette you will be dining shoulder to shoulder with the other customers, at Annisa you will have space and nobody will bother you during your dinner.

That being said I'm a big fan of Recette starters...

As a couple I wouldn't think twice and go to annisa, as a group of friends I'd choose recette.

Mar 04, 2014
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Best almond croissant in EV/UnSq/Gram?

Francois Payard Bakery

Mar 04, 2014
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brunch/saturday lunch with mother in law, mom and teenage daughter

I think David Burke Kitchen should make everyone happy..

Mar 03, 2014
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Verona, how about: antica torretta, alla ruota, al duca?

Antica Torretta is a little fancier than your usual osteria, it's one of my favorite restaurant in the city center, I usually get fish/seafood dishes but everything is pretty good.

Alla Ruota (are you talking about the one above Negrar in Valpolicella?) have been hit and miss for me lately, great service, I love the location, good primi, not a big fan of their secondi. If I remember well they have some really good wines at a great price.

If you want to try an other trattoria in the Negrar area, not far from Alla Ruota, you can go to Trattoria dalla Bice, really good rustic food, cheap good valpolicella wine, everything is homemade and really good.

Al Duca is the quintessential osteria, simple, typical food from Verona. Stick with the traditional dishes and you won't be disappointed.

Locanda i 4 cuochi and La Fontanina are safe bets, you can't go wrong with them.

If I may I'd highly recommend a restaurant in Lazise, on the garda lake. It's called Alla Grotta and I think it's the best seafood restaurant (with a lot of lake fresh products) in the area together with the Oste Scuro in the city.

I don't know if you heard about Trattoria da Nanni in Affi, 15 minutes from Verona. It's a really particular restaurant, the decor, the ambience and the service is amazing, there's a written menu that doesn't really mean a thing because the host will tell you the 5-6 dishes his wife is cooking for that night. What's unique is that those dishes won't be some osteria-style rustic things but their own take on fine dining.
It's really good.

Mar 03, 2014
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Bday dinner - help me narrow down!

Among those three I wouldn't hesitate to choose the nomad...

Mar 02, 2014
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Birthday dinner for ~20 people downtown on a Saturday night

Macao Trading Co.
Nice place, good atmosphere in the weekend, great drinks, food is good/ok, and you might be able to get the whole lounge/room downstairs for yourself.

Feb 28, 2014
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