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Next best Italian after Babbo...

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Next best Italian after Babbo...

sing me a bar | Jan 27, 2007 01:26 PM

I have friends coming to NY who, like myself, have no interest in guanciale, lamb's tongue, pig's feet, tripe or other organ meats. I told them the branzino is great, but they want someplace with a wider field of non-organ foods! I suggested Lupa, but have to admit their menu is awfully rich.I found one thing I could eat there. None of us are big beef or pork fans. I wouldn't go to Esca on a bet, given reports I've heard and read here. So...where does one go for amazing non-Mario Italian? It's for a birthday, so my normal hole-in-the-wall joints won't do. I guess I'm seeking lighter fare...

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