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NYC visit -- Italian quandry?

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NYC visit -- Italian quandry?

hollerhither | May 5, 2009 08:09 AM

Hi NYC 'hounds. Thanks to reading your recs over the last year or two I've eaten at, and loved, Prune, Momofuku Ssam, Market Table, and especially Perilla. The BF is slightly less adventurous than I, loves Italian, really liked Crispo (I liked it too but thought it was a bit noisy).

Coming back to the city at the end of May, and this time around I made a res at Convivio, thought the $59 prix fixe menu looked great and it met our seasonal AND Italian prefs, but I'm a little concerned about the atmosphere. We're on the low-key side so I'm looking for great food, casual, moderate+ priced. Not a "scene," not too noisy or crowded (I knew about the tight tables at Prune, an acceptable sacrifice!). Is Convivio the right pick, or is there another Italian spot I might be overlooking? The Batali spots seemed like they might be a bit too pricey, and I'm not interested in a coolness factor... I'd go to $75/person + wine/tax/tip.

Thanks for your help!

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