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Apizz, Le Zie or somewhere else for birthday?

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Apizz, Le Zie or somewhere else for birthday?

TrishUntrapped | Aug 13, 2010 03:53 PM

O.K. so it's my birthday and I am going out to dinner with hubby and our two grown kids. Our tastes are so diverse it's not funny. If I had a choice I would go to Balthazar or Scarpetta (again), but I really would rather try something new. I also want us all to be comfortable and have fun.

My son is a pain in the you know what. He is a chicken parm and scorching hot pepper loving guy and extremely casual. The last meal we enjoyed out together was at Dinosaur BBQ. But it's my birthday and I want to go somewhere I haven't been to before.

So, I'm thinking Italian because we all like it. I would consider Roberto's on Arthur Ave except they don't take rezzies and the last time I was there we waited two hours which killed the dining experience completely. Plus, again I've already been there so I don't know why I am considering it.

I like what CHers have said about Apizz and Le Zie - folksy down home Italian. Any others we should consider? Looking for excellent solid straight forward home cooking. Thanks!

Trish

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Apizz
217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002

Le Zie
172 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Scarpetta
355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
777 W. 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

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