New York Italian budget friendly restaurant

Old Mar 18th, 2016, 05:01 PM
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New York Italian budget friendly restaurant

Ok,,,I'm sure this is asking a lot. A reasonably priced Italian restaurant with charm in Manhattan. We will be seeing a matinee of a Broadway play next month and want to dine after the show. I'm from LA and know quite a few good hole in the all hidden gems here. I'm hoping one of you knows of a place in NY. Doesn't have to be right in the theater district...but it could be. However, we have no problem going into grenich village or other areas..as long as it's good food,,,budget friendly..and has some character and charm. Lol. Am I asking for the impossible ..help
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Old Mar 18th, 2016, 05:59 PM
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You really need to define budget friendly in $ - it can mean very different things to different people. (A dinner for 2 in our neighborhood italian place is about $80 with 1 glass of wine each.)
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Old Mar 18th, 2016, 07:50 PM
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I love Mercato at 39th and 9th - walking distance from Broadway. Great lasagna! http://mercatonyc.com/
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Old Mar 18th, 2016, 07:50 PM
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I love Mercato at 39th and 9th - walking distance from Broadway. Great lasagna! http://mercatonyc.com/
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Old Mar 19th, 2016, 08:21 AM
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Wow, Mercato's menu looks good and value priced, thanks for the tip.
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Old Mar 19th, 2016, 10:18 AM
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I guess by budget friendly I mean 100 bucks for 2
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Old Mar 19th, 2016, 10:33 AM
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Have a look at Vice Versa on west 51st - that should fit within if you just each have a glass of wine.
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Old Mar 19th, 2016, 06:44 PM
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Piccolo Angolo on Hudson St, downtown from theatre district, a walk of about a mile and a half, is beloved by many people...cozy and moderately priced.
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Old Mar 19th, 2016, 07:46 PM
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Take a look at Supper, Luzo's, and Frank's in the East Village. And for excellent pizza take a peek at Motorino.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2016, 06:54 PM
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Malatesta Trattoria. Cash only.
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Old Mar 24th, 2016, 01:58 PM
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I second Malatesta Trattoria or Lavagna in the East Village!
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Old Mar 29th, 2016, 04:46 PM
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Carmine's is also really good but its a family style restaurant. Not sure how many people will be traveling with you.
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Old Mar 29th, 2016, 07:19 PM
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Bello restaurant 863 9th Ave. I dined here in December. Food was excellent and reasonably priced!
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Old Mar 30th, 2016, 09:30 AM
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Carmine's is basic red sauce Italian - OK but nothing to write home about. And since portions are so obscenely large a couple might end up paying for way more food than they wanted.
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Old Mar 30th, 2016, 02:11 PM
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Il Bastardo in Chelsea
Maria Pia in Theatre
The Meatball Shop (meatballs, delicious, $9) - multiple locations
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Old Mar 30th, 2016, 05:19 PM
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I agree with nytraveler on Carmines. It is very loud too, but great if you have a large group. You can all share. It is okay Italian in my opinion, not great and in NY, you can get great Italian food.
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Old Mar 30th, 2016, 05:24 PM
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Carmine's is perfect for a gang of teenagers.
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