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L'Artusi, Malatesta or Locande Verde?

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L'Artusi, Malatesta or Locande Verde?

pokie | Jul 17, 2009 01:19 PM

Hi everyone! Former Boston Chowhounder has relocated to NY (BK baby!).

Anyway, I'm meeting with a friend whom I haven't seen in about 15 years and as I had no clue as to where we should go, she suggested these three restaurants. I did a search here and on other sites to get an idea and all three places seem great (the reviews here seemed mostly positive for all three). So, in your opinion, which would be the place to go for 2 ladies wanting to have dinner and engage in catch-up conversation in a pseudo-casual atmosphere (i.e., a comfortable place where we can just talk with each other and have fun and not have to worry about insane noise levels)? I'd prefer it if things weren't too expensive (e.g., ~$60/person)... I eyeballed the menus for all three and they all seem in the same range with Malatesta being the least expensive?

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