New Yorkers: Best Italian?

iMacZealot

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I'm going to NYC for the billionth time and sad to say I've not decided what the best Italian place is. I want to go somewhere nice for my birthday, which is when I'll be there. Any ideas, anyone?
 

evoluzione

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personally i reckon the best Italian restaurant in NYC is actually in Queens, an area called Ridgewood. now it's been about 4-5 years since I've been and I really cannot remember the name of it, Tony's or something typically NY/Italian. real good food, and very cheap too. I believe I actually saw it fairly recently (2-3yrs?) in Time Out NY as one of the best Italian places to eat. Should be easy enough to find really.
 

yg17

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iMacZealot said:
What do you think is the best in Little Italy?

Crap, I ate at some place in Little Italy about a year ago and for the life of me, can't remember what it's called. It was excellent though. All I remember was that it had outside seating in a little garden area in the back.
 

Kingsly

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Funny, I can tell you the best of every food in NY, just not Italian. I must've walked around Little Italy for two hours and all I saw was chinese places and closed Italian places. I finally had to go to chinatown to get my Italian, which was quite good, I must say. :rolleyes:

There is a great cuban place around there... excellent food. I will also take the opportunity to suggest 'tao', on the corner of central park east and south (I think). Get the meal that involves a hot rock that you cook meat on. *drool*

There's also a great South American place on broadway, a little north of the museum. Its on the west side of the street.

Now Im starving. grrrr!
off to the küche...I mean, erm, cucina...
 

ProjektJ

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the best italian place is johns, on 12 st and 2nd ave, its been around forever, afterwards, scoot over to venieros on 11th and 1st for amazing canoli
 

2nyRiggz

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Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
evoluzione said:
personally i reckon the best Italian restaurant in NYC is actually in Queens, an area called Ridgewood. now it's been about 4-5 years since I've been and I really cannot remember the name of it, Tony's or something typically NY/Italian. real good food, and very cheap too. I believe I actually saw it fairly recently (2-3yrs?) in Time Out NY as one of the best Italian places to eat. Should be easy enough to find really.

I know that place...ate there like three times already...always a good time there. They have this nice little Italian place in SoHo(can't remeber the name) the best pasta around.

Cafe cerole is really nice as well...its between E110-120th street.

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