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Help my dad love the West Village as much as I do

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Help my dad love the West Village as much as I do

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feedcari | | Jun 26, 2008 02:01 PM

My boyfriend and I recently moved down to the far west village, a few blocks south of Meatpacking. My dad came to visit for the first time the other night and it was a complete disaster. He used to buy meat in the area for his Queens restaurant (a casual Irish pub) and has the impression that it's very seedy, dirty and unsafe. He couldn't find parking so we ended up finding a spot a ways down 7th Ave, and in a fluster I chose Centro Vinoteca which was far too noisy and modern for his taste. Between the vicinity to the Meatpacking District, the parking and the restaurant he was cranky and disappointed and I really want him to love it as much as my boyfriend and I do.

So where can I take him to make this right? His favorite restaurant in our old location on the upper east side was Da Filippo, and his overall favorite restaurant in the city is the Parkside in Corona. So I'm looking for a place that's traditional Italian, comfortable with some space between tables and relatively quiet. Good sized portions, solid service and overall value would be a huge plus. I'd greatly appreciate any suggestions...

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