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Lower-moderate priced Italian in Manhattan?

I meant $30-50 just for the food, not including tax, tip, or cocktail. I just mentioned the cocktail in case that rung a bell with anyone. I'm hoping for the primi to be $20ish. However, if it's just not possible overall with a quieter place, then that's a good thing to know as well, and we'll adjust our mental expectations accordingly.

Oct 14, 2012
covalentlybound in Manhattan

Lower-moderate priced Italian in Manhattan?

Kathryn, you're right - that is mostly what I meant. However, it was because I honestly forgot that you could still easily walk over there from the F train. The only time we've wandered west of Hudson, we were cut off from the F line by a 3 hour long parade.

Oct 14, 2012
covalentlybound in Manhattan

Lower-moderate priced Italian in Manhattan?

Hello,

I've tried searching the boards for Italian restaurant suggestions, but I seem to be finding posts that are either shorts-wearers or price-is-no-option, and I'm honestly a little overwhelmed by all the Italian restaurants out there.

If at all possible, we would like to keep our total food bill for 2 people to about $60-80 (though if it's really good and absolutely worth it, we would be willing to go up to $100). We don't usually order secondi's, so we'd probably be looking at 1 (maybe 2 if they're tiny) shared appetizer(s), 2 primi dishes, and 2 desserts. There needs to be at least a couple non-seafood options (allergy). We don't drink wine at all, but may enjoy 1 chocolatey cocktail each.

We would like go for a nice anniversary dinner, dressed in slacks and button-down shirts (really don't want to wear suit coats), in a quieter/calmer atmosphere (ie not super loud music and lots of banging and clamoring). I'm not really looking for the modern feel/look/atmosphere, but will put up with it if the food is worth it. We live on Roosevelt Island (near UES, F line), so certain areas like western West Village, Tribeca, and UWS are a little more inconvenient to get to.

I hope I've covered all the questions y'all normally end up asking.

Thank you for your help,
Rose and Jenn

Oct 14, 2012
covalentlybound in Manhattan

2012 Summer NYC Restaurant Week Map

This is fantastic. Thank you!

Jul 22, 2012
covalentlybound in Manhattan

Eccles in Manhattan?

My mom is visiting and asked if there's somewhere that has eccles (eccles cake). Googling, I see that a place called The John Dory Oyster Bar has them. However, it looks a little more pricey than we were hoping. Is there any bakery that makes them so that we can just buy and go? We don't actually care about the cheese that is supposed to go with it. We just miss the eccles themselves.

Thanks.

May 12, 2012
covalentlybound in Manhattan