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Italian that will impress not overwhelm my upstate parents

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Italian that will impress not overwhelm my upstate parents

BJ | Oct 30, 2003 10:27 AM

My parents are staying the Sat. after Thanksgiving after the rest of my family leaves for an "adult dinner". My dad is a huge food network fan, but unfortunately I can't get a reservation at anything in the Batali empire that night. Dad won't do anything latin so B. Flay restaurants are out as well.

Any other suggestions of great food (preferably)Italian and service that will impress him, but not be stuffy (I ruled out Felidia already) and am unsure if maybe Petrosino is a little too trendy.

Any suggestions???

I snagged a reservation at Cesca but having not been there yet I am not sure if that's the best spot. Price is not really a big concern since hopefully I can wrestle him to the ground and grab the bill. NYC prices send him into a frenzy.

Thanks all.

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