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Best Downtown Italian (but no Batali please)

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Best Downtown Italian (but no Batali please)

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redbecca | | Dec 14, 2008 07:38 AM

I' was a fan of Lavagna in the late 1990s, but I hear that it's gone down hill and not as inexpensive as it used to be. I once had a wonderful meal at I Coppi. Is it still great? I found Cacio e Pepe interesting and friendly, but the food was inconsistent. I've eaten at most of the Frank restaurants and find them fun but don't think that the food is special. I've enjoyed Crispo, Pepolino, and I Trulli's Enoteca.

Anyone been to the above restaurants recently, and can you suggest anything else very good, not one of the usual suspects, and moderately priced that I should try? I'm not looking for cheapness over quality, but I can't afford the truly upscale. (added later: Both Perbacco and Scarpetta look too expensive).

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