Dining in Little Italy

Old Jul 19th, 2007, 07:49 PM
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Dining in Little Italy

My daughter & I would like to dine in a reasonable Italian restaurant in Little Italy in NY any suggestions?
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Old Jul 19th, 2007, 07:52 PM
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Which Little Italy?
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I'm assuming you mean the Little Italy on Mulberry St and not the one in the Bronx.

That being said, we were just there two days ago. I highly recommend La Nonna. We had Spaghetti Carbonara and Veal Piccata and both were superb. They have made-from-scratch pasta and homemade Italian comfort food, just like Grandma used to make.

We also saw a lot of people going into Sal Anthony's across the street, so it may be good as well.

After dinner, we grabbed a cannoli and espresso at Caffe Rosse for dessert and it was a huge treat!

Also, Lombardi's is the best pizza I've ever tasted. It's on Spring and Mott in Little Italy (not the Bronx). (And, yes, I've eaten at Grimaldi's in Brooklyn and found it to be too crowded, not as tasty, too rushed.)

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Old Jul 20th, 2007, 03:54 AM
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Little Italy is really just a few blocks at this point. Most locals will tell you there are far better Italian restaurants almost anywhere in NYC. But Lombardi's has very good pizza. Here's a list of Italian restaurants in Little Italy and Soho (which borders Little Italy).
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Do NOT eat at UMBERTO's - it was awful. Calamari was like rubber bands, clams were so-so. Poor service even though the restaurant was almost empty.
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Here are few of our favorite Italian restaurants that are not in Little Italy.

Cacio e Pepe
I Coppi
I Trulli

There is still a very special store in Little Italy called DiPalo's on Grand Street that has a fantastic selection of cheese and other domestic and imported products. This store is woth a trip.

Little Italy is quite small. Chinatown has expanded from the south and the tragically hip from the north. John Gotti's old "social club" is a little dress shop.
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